Evangelism and Church Growth: Global Church Growth (Part 1)

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Lectures address: ~ What is church growth? ~ How big is the church?

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Evangelism:

Evangelism Church Growth & Gregory K. Hollifield, Ph.D.

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Global Church Growth

What is Church Growth?:

What is Church Growth? Definition Church growth is that discipline which investigates the nature, expansion, planting, multiplication, function, and health of Christian churches as they relate to the effective implementation of God’s commission to “make disciples of all peoples” (Mt. 28:18-20). Students of church growth strive to integrate the eternal theological principles of God’s Word concerning the expansion of the church with the best insights of contemporary social and behavioral sciences, employing as the initial frame of reference the foundational work done by Donald McGavran .

What is Church Growth?:

What is Church Growth? History Church Growth Before Donald McGavran “Mission Station” Approach to Missions The Indigenous Principles of Missions Church Growth and Donald McGavran Church Growth Since Donald McGavran

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McGavran Church Growth with a Global Focus McGavran Church Growth with an American Focus American Popular Church Growth American Neo-Orthodox Church Growth Third Wave Movement Seeker Church Emergent Church Church Growth Movement

What is Church Growth?:

What is Church Growth? History Church Growth Before Donald McGavran “Mission Station” Approach to Missions The Indigenous Principles of Missions Church Growth and Donald McGavran Church Growth Since Donald McGavran Theology Theological Presuppositions Theological Non-negotiables Distinctive Features of the Church Growth Movement

How Big is the Church?:

How Big is the Church? Introduction Confounding Indicators: Factors Complicating the Appraisal Process Clarifying Information: Facts Needed for an Accurate Appraisal Approximating the Size of the Church

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Source: Global Research International Mission Board (May 2009)

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