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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…

The Changing Face of World Missions (Encountering Mission): Engaging Contemporary Issues and Trends

The Changing Face of World Missions (Encountering Mission): Engaging Contemporary Issues and Trends

by Michael Pocock, Gailyn Van Rheenen and Douglas McConnell

The dramatic changes that have taken place both in global society and in the church have implications for how the church does missions in the twenty-first century. These trends include the rise of postmodernism, the spiritual decline in the West and the advance of the gospel in the rest of the world, and the impact of technology on society and missions. The… Read more…

Missions

Missions

by Gailyn Van Rheenen

“In a rapidly changing world,… the central missionary vision of the church must be constantly renewed, lest its foundations become lost in the confusion of change or its practices trapped in missionary models of the past.” In this second edition of Missions, long-time missionary Gailyn Van Rheenen revises and updates his classic text on Christian missi… Read more…