Understanding Church Growth

Author: Donald A. McGavran
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 9780802804631
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In this 3rd edition of his standard work, McGavaran analyzes the causes, methods and strategies for successful church growth both in America and abroad.

Evaluating The Church Growth Movement

Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310872154
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2Donald A. McGavran, Understanding Church Growth (Grand Rapids: Eerd-
mans, 1970). 3Ibid., 35. 'Donald A. McGavran, quoted in C. Peter Wagner, "
Donald McGavran: A Tribute to the Founder," in Church Growth: State of the Art,
ed. C. Peter Wagner (Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House, 1989), 16. Throughout the
rest of this chapter, I will combine parts of both of these definitions as a shorthand
way to refer to McGavran's conecpt of mission and the foundation perspective of
Church ...

Being The Church

Author: Edward Rommen
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1498293158
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For that reason, church is primarily about being something rather than doing or achieving something.

Balanced Church Growth

Author: Ebbie C. Smith
Publisher: Baptist Sunday School Board
ISBN: 9780805462463
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Ralph Elliott, Church Growth That Counts (Valley Forge: Judson Press, 1981), pp.
55-63. 5. Edward R. Dayton, "Planning Strategies for Evangelism," in Unreached
Peoples 80, ed. C. Peter Wagner and Edward R. Dayton (Elgin, 111.: David C.
Cook Publishing Co., 1980), p. 25. 6. McGavran, Understanding Church Growth,
p. 223. 7. Francis M. DuBose, How Churches Grow in an Urban World (Nashville:
Broadman Press, 1978), p. 126. 8. McGavran, Understanding Church Growth, p.

Above All Earthly Pow Rs

Author: David F. Wells
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 9780802829023
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In 1970, he wrote Understanding Church Growth, which soon became the
foundational text of this movement, two of whose principles are now central to the
current movement to market the Church. They are, first, the homogenous unit
principle and, second, understanding the mechanism of conversion. On the first,
he stated quite simply that "men like to become Christians without crossing racial,
linguistic, or class barriers."39 There are, in fact, other barriers which he also
mentioned, ...

The Bible In Church Academy And Culture

Author: Alan P.F. Sell
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1630877956
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His major work, Understanding Church Growth (1970) has been edited and
revised in a third edition by C. Peter Wagner, Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1990.
Win Arn introduced church growth principles to North America; see Arn and
McGavran, Back to Basics in Church Growth (Wheaton, IL: Tyndale, 1981). For
popular expositions related to North American church life see Rick Warren, The
Purpose Driven Church (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1995); and Aubrey Malphurs,
Planting ...

Get Ready Get Set Grow

Author: Gary W. Exman
Publisher: CSS Publishing
ISBN: 089536865X
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Exman identifies the unique problems facing small town and rural churches, and in this book he offers proven strategies for conquering the cancer of declining membership and building stronger congregations.