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Counterpoints: Evaluating the Church Growth Movement

Counterpoints: Evaluating the Church Growth Movement

by Elmer Towns, Craig Van Gelder, Charles E. Van Engen, Gailyn Van Rheenen and Howard A. Snyder

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 bee… Read more…

Announcing the Kingdom: The Story of God's Mission in the Bible

Announcing the Kingdom: The Story of God's Mission in the Bible

by Arthur F. Glasser, Charles E. Van Engen, Dean S. Gilliland, Shawn B. Redford and Paul Hiebert

Announcing the Kingdom provides a comprehensive survey of the biblical foundation of mission. It investigates the development of the kingdom of God theme in the Old Testament, describing what the concept tells us about God's mission in creation, the flood, and the covenant with Abraham. It then describes God's mission through the nation of Israel dur… Read more…

God's Missionary People: Rethinking the Purpose of the Local Church

God's Missionary People: Rethinking the Purpose of the Local Church

by Charles E. Van Engen and Arthur Glasser

The author advocates a closer identification between the local congregation and the universal church. He works through the realities of church life and denominational organizations before challenging church leaders to redefine ecclesiology.… Read more…

The State of Missiology Today: Global Innovations in Christian Witness

The State of Missiology Today: Global Innovations in Christian Witness

by Charles E. Van Engen

Mission is constantly innovating. As contexts change, so too does the work of the church. Today, in the face of a rapidly changing world and a growing global church, the task of mission must continue to innovate in unexpected ways. The State of Missiology Today explores the developments and transformations in the study a… Read more…