Understanding Church Growth

Download Understanding Church Growth ebook PDF or Read Online books in PDF, EPUB, and Mobi Format. Click Download or Read Online button to Understanding Church Growth book pdf for free now.

Understanding Church Growth

Author : Donald A. McGavran
ISBN : 0802804632
Genre : Religion
File Size : 67.44 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 914
Read : 468

Author Donald A. McGavran is considered a founder of the Church Growth Movement in America. In this 3rd edition of his standard work, McGavaran analyzes the causes, methods and strategies for successful church growth both in America and abroad.
Category: Religion

Understanding Church Growth

Author : Donald Anderson McGavran
ISBN : 0802818498
Genre : Christian sociology
File Size : 41.71 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 365
Read : 262

Author Donald A. McGavran is considered a founder of the Church Growth Movement in America. In this 3rd edition of his standard work, McGavaran analyzes the causes, methods and strategies for successful church growth both in America and abroad. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.
Category: Christian sociology

Understanding Church Growth

Author : Donald A. McGavran
ISBN : 0802804632
Genre : Religion
File Size : 50.18 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 575
Read : 668

In this missionary classic, first published in 1970, Donald A. McGavran skillfully combines theological convictions, empirical research, sociological principles, and spiritual insights to mold a paradigm for effective evangelism strategy both at home and abroad. This third edition, revised and edited by C. Peter Wagner, retains the book's original aim and essence while modernizing the language and streamlining the flow of ideas, reducing the book's bulk by 35 percent. Other features of this edition include an additional chapter on divine healing and an expanded, updated, and annotated reading list.
Category: Religion

Understanding Church Growth

Author : Donald A. McGavran
ISBN : 0802804632
Genre : Religion
File Size : 38.81 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 983
Read : 505

In this missionary classic, first published in 1970, Donald A. McGavran skillfully combines theological convictions, empirical research, sociological principles, and spiritual insights to mold a paradigm for effective evangelism strategy both at home and abroad. This third edition, revised and edited by C. Peter Wagner, retains the book's original aim and essence while modernizing the language and streamlining the flow of ideas, reducing the book's bulk by 35 percent. Other features of this edition include an additional chapter on divine healing and an expanded, updated, and annotated reading list.
Category: Religion

Church Growth From An African American Perspective

Author : Donald Hilliard
ISBN : NWU:35556037430261
Genre : Religion
File Size : 48.59 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 730
Read : 174

Bishop Hilliard pinpoints the signs leaders should look for in knowing their churches are growing in a healthy manner, and includes a discussion of satellite churches, extension churches, and new church plants as signs of healthy growth.
Category: Religion

Ten Steps For Church Growth

Author : Donald Anderson McGavran
ISBN : 0060653523
Genre : Church growth
File Size : 42.15 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 701
Read : 1239

Category: Church growth

The Book Of Church Growth

Author : Thom S. Rainer
ISBN : 9781433669460
Genre : Religion
File Size : 37.27 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 803
Read : 1074

The Church Growth Movement has divided devout Christians. Even though Rainer is an advocate, his aim here is to present an objective view of the movement--its history, the theology associated with it, and the principles which seem to separate churches that grow from those that don't.
Category: Religion

Church Growth Bulletin

Author : McGavran Dona
ISBN : 0878087028
Genre : Religious newspapers and periodicals
File Size : 66.93 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 956
Read : 632

Category: Religious newspapers and periodicals

Church Growth In Britain

Author : Dr David Goodhew
ISBN : 9781409481898
Genre : Religion
File Size : 24.13 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 358
Read : 1051

There has been substantial church growth in Britain between 1980 and 2010. This is the controversial conclusion from the international team of scholars, who have drawn on interdisciplinary studies and the latest research from across the UK. Such church growth is seen to be on a large scale, is multi-ethnic and can be found across a wide range of social and geographical contexts. It is happening inside mainline denominations but especially in specific regions such as London, in newer churches and amongst ethnic minorities. Church Growth in Britain provides a forceful critique of the notion of secularisation which dominates much of academia and the media - and which conditions the thinking of many churches and church leaders. This book demonstrates that, whilst decline is happening in some parts of the church, this needs to be balanced by recognition of the vitality of large swathes of the Christian church in Britain. Rebalancing the debate in this way requires wholesale change in our understanding of contemporary British Christianity.
Category: Religion

Evaluating The Church Growth Movement

Author :
ISBN : 9780310872153
Genre : Religion
File Size : 83.5 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 750
Read : 811

Gaining form and momentum over the second half of the 20th century, the Church Growth movement has become an enormous shaping force on the Western church today. You may love it, you may hate it, but you can’t deny its impact. But what exactly is Church Growth? In what ways has the movement actually brought growth to the church, and how effective has it been in doing so? What are its strengths and weaknesses? This timely book addresses such questions. After providing a richly informative history and overview, it explores—in a first-ever roundtable of their leading voices—five main perspectives, both pro and con, on the classic Church Growth movement:• Effective Evangelism View (Elmer Towns)• Gospel in Our Culture View (Craig Van Gelder)• Centrist View (Charles Van Engen)• Reformist View (Gailyn Van Rheenan)• Renewal View (Howard Snyder)As in other Counterpoints books, each view is first presented by its proponent, then critiqued by his co-contributors. The book concludes with reflections by three seasoned pastors who have grappled with the practical implications of Church Growth.The interactive and fair-minded nature of the Counterpoints format allows the reader to consider the strengths and weaknesses of each view and draw informed, personal conclusions.The Counterpoints series provides a forum for comparison and critique of different views on issues important to Christians. Counterpoints books address two categories: Church Life and Exploring Theology. Complete your library with other books in the Counterpoints series.
Category: Religion

Cell System And Church Growth

Author : Isaiah Michael Wealth
ISBN :
Genre : Religion
File Size : 65.93 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 155
Read : 622

The cell system is one of the most effective and time proven ways of growing a church but it requires understanding and systematic implementation. Some pastors have heard about the cell system and really desire to grow their church by it, but they do not fully understand it. Others understand it but have had issues implementing it, so they quit, and there are those who are struggling to make it work but have not given up yet. I wrote this book because of the above issues. Whatever challenge you may have with understanding and implementing the cell system will be addressed. You would also learn about the benefits of the cell system and simple steps you can take to implement it in your church. This is a very vital book because it will also show you a practical prototype of how you can grow your church from 70 to 400 by an effective cell system.
Category: Religion

Exploring Church Growth

Author : Wilbert R. Shenk
ISBN : 9781608998722
Genre : Religion
File Size : 47.10 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 142
Read : 877

During the past twenty years the phenomenon of church growth--especially as it has been known under the dynamic leadership of Donald McGavran and the School of World Mission, Fuller Theological Seminary--has resulted in an impressive array of books, articles, reports, and theses. While freely acknowledging their debut to the church growth school, the contributors to this volume wish to explore further the premises, principles, and goals of church growth. Firmly convinced that church growth is more than empirical data and effective methods, and that there is nothing approaching a complete book of church growth, they aim not simply to offer definitive answers but rather to open up fresh lines of inquiry--historical, experiential, methodological, and theological. Thus, while interacting with previous studies, the authors view their work as a constructive contribution to the search for a more adequate understanding of church growth patterns. Contributors to this volume include Alfred C. Krass, Harvie M. Conn, Orlando E. Costas, John H. Yoder, Harry R. Boer, and C. RenŽ Padilla.
Category: Religion

Your Spiritual Gifts Can Help Your Church Grow The Bestselling Guide To Discovering And Understanding Your Unique Spiritual Gifts And Using Them To B

Author : C. Peter Wagner
ISBN : 1459639014
Genre : Religion
File Size : 31.36 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 417
Read : 371

Every believer has been given one or more spiritual gifts by God to serve His people. But how can Christians know which gifts they have? Your Spiritual Gifts Can Help Your Church Grow is a comprehensive look at the 28 biblical gifts, with an in - depth de
Category: Religion

Developing A Regional Understanding Of Church Growth Of Chinese Churches In The U S And A Plan For Disciple Making Based Church Growth At A Local Chinese Church

Author : Fong-Yuen Ding
ISBN : 108839101X
Genre : Chinese American churches
File Size : 55.71 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 595
Read : 187

This DMin major project effort was undertaken to develop a partial and regional understanding of church growth of Chinese churches in the U.S. A strategic plan for disciple-making-based church growth was developed for a local Chinese church in Knoxville, Tennessee. A study of the biblical teaching and existing literature in church growth was first conducted. It is suggested that church growth should be considered along with other biblical goals, and the church growth factors should be considered as a reminder for being faithful. The book of Acts was studied and summarized in terms of church growth insights. The dynamics of church growth were stated. Such church dynamics can serve as a reminder for church growth considerations and as a guide for faithfulness. The social and cultural contexts were also considered in a general index form. A survey among four Chinese churches in the U.S. East Coast region was conducted. The empirical information gathered from the pastors and elders of these churches for their church growth was summarized to project a collective experience. The results were insightful for regional church growth considerations. A survey was also conducted in a local Chinse church in Knoxville among its attendees. While the survey results have a limitation of basing on the current practice, they gave helpful insight in the positive aspects of the current practice. The Chinese church in Knoxville has been pursuing an equipping ministry and disciple making in the past years. A strategic plan based on the current disciple-making and equipping ministry, the local context, and insights learned from the conducted surveys was developed. The plan is to continue the pursuit of disciple making and equipping the saints in order to be faithful, hoping that church growth may be granted by God with the presence of the Lord as promised in the Great Commission.
Category: Chinese American churches

A Case Study In Contextualization

Author : Fred W. McRae
ISBN : 9781630873301
Genre : Religion
File Size : 31.11 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 894
Read : 1243

The content of the gospel never changes; however, communicating it constantly fluctuates. Conveying the gospel to a homeless, hungry woman may include providing a hot bowl of chili, while an agnostic co-worker might be open after several rounds of golf. The message is the same, but the method of communicating it is as wide and varied as life itself. Finding the correct method is like hitting the sweet spot on a tennis racket or golf club. It takes time, study, and practice, but once you find it you have more success. The sweet spot in missions is called contextualization and involves much more than learning a new language. It means knowing a country's religious, political, and social conditions. Correct theology, financial backing, and language acquisition are meaningless without contextualization. This book tells the story of a German organization struggling to contextualize the gospel in a very hostile environment. Its mission was to revive a dying church, characterized by centuries-old religious pride and pluralism. This study details the challenges of faithfully communicating the gospel in a post-Christian culture and serves as a study to enable missionaries to recognize and respond to cultural issues affecting the contextualization process.
Category: Religion

The Theology Of Dallas Willard

Author : Gary Black
ISBN : 9781621898207
Genre : Religion
File Size : 48.12 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 915
Read : 318

Evangelical Christianity in the United States is currently in a dramatic state of change. Yet amidst this sometimes tumultuous religious environment a rather unique blend of both ancient and contemporary Christian theology has found its way into the hearts and minds of emerging generations of Christians. The Theology of Dallas Willard both describes and conveys the essence of this increasingly popular and perhaps mediating view of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Blending both a prophetic critique with pastoral encouragement, Willard's unique understanding of the reality present within a life lived as a disciple of Jesus in the kingdom of God is attracting both new and traditional Christians to reconsider their faith.
Category: Religion

Understanding The Principles Of Church Growth

Author : Professor Isaac O. Ojutalayo
ISBN : 9781728387123
Genre : Religion
File Size : 86.78 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 738
Read : 150

The author of this work, Isaac Ojutalayo, has done his research on the subject of leadership and church growth. The contents of this book are the written evidence. The eleven chapters embrace some of the most important and necessary things that leaders should learn and practise, whether they are ordained ministers or lay workers in the church. The principles he has written about can also be applied in circular organisation. This book reveals Dr Isaac Ojutalayo’s academic achievement and experimental development. He has divided each chapter into readable sections that can be easily discussed and studied. The book is suitable for individuals and groups who are called by God to lead His people. Dr Isaac Ojutalayo is passionate that leaders be men and women of excellence, whether the congregation they lead is large or small. He stresses communication, generosity, honesty, and continuing education with the highest level of trust, all essential elements of church growth. He points out repeatedly that the church and the world community are suffering from a crisis of leadership, that bold and honest leaders are needed in the church and in the marketplace, as well as in the home. In my analysis he has called for transformational leaders to rise up and effect change. It is very clear that he is saying that many leaders work within situations. Transformational leaders change what can be talked about, whereas many other leaders talk about pay-offs. Transformational leaders talk about goals. Many leaders bargain, whereas transformational leaders appeal to a common vision. Dr Isaac Ojutalayo argues that desperately needed Christians and transformational leadership will not emerge until we have a model of a transforming leader. I believe that Jesus Christ was and is the most effective leader the world has ever known. It is with unreserved joy that I recommend this publication to those who are interested in church leadership. Professor Clinton L. Ryan, ThD
Category: Religion

Balanced Church Growth

Author : Ebbie C. Smith
ISBN : 0805462465
Genre : Religion
File Size : 87.34 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 669
Read : 1136

Category: Religion

Great Commission Great Confusion Or Great Confession

Author : Lucas V. Woodford
ISBN : 9781630875701
Genre : Religion
File Size : 50.62 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 415
Read : 1012

There is a great debate going on in the church today. It centers on one question: What is the mission of the church? From culturally relevant, emerging congregations to strategic methods of organization and outreach, many claim they have the answer. They say the mission must become missional. Yet the churches of North America continue to struggle. Uncertainty is growing. What does it really mean to be 'missional'? Competing claims abound. Get the message out! Get the message right! Great confusion has set in, particularly in the postmodern North American church. The Gospel is getting lost. Yet, throughout the ages, the creedal confession of the Holy Christian Church has carried her through uncertainty and struggle. The Apostles' Creed has steadied and stayed the mission of the church for centuries. It centers on the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the work of the Holy Spirit--the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. This book celebrates the historic mission of the Holy Christian Church, and it invites the North American church to do the same.
Category: Religion

The Gospel And Its Meaning

Author : Harry Lee Poe
ISBN : 0310201721
Genre : Religion
File Size : 88.21 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 832
Read : 888

This is a textbook for theology of evangelism courses and for the biblical theological foundation for evangelism courses in colleges and seminaries.
Category: Religion