From 1998 through 2006, Alex McManus served at Mosaic in Los Angeles, arguably the most creative and innovative community of faith in the country. Alex was the point pastor at Mosaic’s congregation that met in the downtown Los Angeles nightclub and eventually served as the lead navigator for all of Mosaic’s ministries both domestic and International.

In 2004 Alex launched the International Mentoring Network in order to equip leaders around the world in paradigm shattering, future-oriented, ideational and strategic leadership.

Alex has worked with church planters and social entrepreneurs from South Africa to the UK and North America. Beyond piloting business/ church plant co-ops and participating with incarnational and missional communities among the poor, Alex is known for designing field-based, action-oriented research projects.

Alex has taught church planting through Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary at the Masters level, Futures Thinking at the Doctor of Ministry level, developed and taught a Doctor of Ministry in Entrepreneurial Leadership through Bethel Seminary, and served as a field advisor for Talent Development (StrengthsFinder) with the Gallup organization.

More recently, Alex offers Certificates through the International Mentoring Network in Strategic Leadership, Human Capacity Development, Creativity Advocacy, and Missional Leadership. He is the author of the new book, Makers of Fire: the spirituality of leading from the future, available on Amazon.




Founder of the International Mentoring Network

What They’re Saying…

 Alex McManus is like the proverbial canary in the mine – he has a knack for intuiting the future of faith in the rapidly changing environment of the 21st century.”  

 -Alan Hirsch

One of the voices that I listen to is Alex McManus. Read Makers of Fire and you’ll see why. He writes in a fluid and flowing style that calls out to something deep within us for more of God in this life and world.” 

-Bob Roberts

I’ve been involved with the IMN since 2005, and specifically since 2008. You’d think things would be repeating for me by now, but no, encountering an unfolding future means there’s always more to engage with and more I need to become. Twice per year, you get the opportunity to be a part of this. I’d just say, Grab it. One of the strap lines M uses is ‘You Belong Here.’ You really do.”

-Geoffrey Baines

“Alex is a highly creative and personable individual who provides great service. He is definitely a catalyst who stimulates deep thought that often results in creative and positive change – both in individuals and organizations. I recommend Alex without reservation!” January 30, 2011

Top qualities: Personable, Expert, Creative

Sam Rima, D.Min., Ph.D.
Director of the Doctor of Ministry program at Bethel Seminary
hired Alex in 2005, and hired Alex more than once

“I consider myself extremely well traveled and fairly well versed in expanding people’s horizons and helping them actualize their potential by sharpening their thinking. Compared to Alex though, I consider myself a novice! He is, to my mind, one of the greatest minds and sharpest thinkers I’ve ever met, and his ability to challenge your thinking, expand your vista, and push you beyond your perceived limits, is second to no one else I’ve ever met. I for one will continue to draw from his wealth of creativity to better do what I do!” January 25, 2011

Joseph Thompson, Lead Pastor, The Well
was with another company when working with Alex at M

“Alex is a forward thinking, strategic leader and innovator in the field of mission and ministry in the 21st century.” January 25, 2011

Sam Radford, Founder and Overseer, Mosaic Sheffield
worked directly with Alex at M

“Alex and Niza sparked so much spiritual growth in my life, simply by welcoming me into whatever was going on at their home, and including me in wide-ranging discussions about life, the past & the future, what it means to be human, and the grand simplicity/complexity of God. Through them we felt fully welcomed into the intellectual and social life of Mosaic Pasadena (when they lived and served there, some years ago). I strongly recommend Alex without reservation as a social & spiritual catalyst, a thinker, an entrepreneur, a musician, a speaker, an author, a mentor, and a friend.” May 27, 2010

Nicolas Nelson, Volunteer Staff, Mosaic Los Angeles
worked directly with Alex at IMN


“Exploring and imagining with Alex through his mentorship has been the most powerful experience of its kind in my life.

His encouragement and challenge for the person, out of his belief in humanity and concern for the individual, is powerful. I wholeheartedly recommend the M 5-day and 7-day Immersion as experiences to go for.” February 8, 2011

Top qualities: Personable, Expert, Creative

Geoffrey Baines,
hired Alex as a Imagineer and Mentor in 2005


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