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Understanding Church Growth

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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 mod ...more
Paperback, 332 pages
Published July 12th 1990 by Eerdmans (first published January 1st 1970)
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Boring.
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slow read. not a good writer, and you probably wont agree with everything either.
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READ NOV 2012

Originally published in 1970, the third edition (1990) makes this a current resource for any church leader (full time minister or lay leader) who wants to understand church growth.
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“While such numbers must always be regarded as broad estimates, one study has shown that each day sees some 78,000 new Christians worldwide and each week some 1,000 new churches are established in Asia, Africa, and Latin America (Wagner 1983:20-21). Since those figures were published it became known that in China alone the decade of the 1980s saw up to 20,000 new Christians per day.” 0 likes
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