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Evaluating the Church Growth Movement: 5 Views
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What exactly is church growth? In what ways has the movement actually brought growth to the church, and how effective has it been in doing so? What are its strengths and weaknesses? This timely book addresses such questions. After providing a richly informative history and overview, it explores—in a first ever roundtable of their leading voices—five main perspectives, both pro and con, on the classic Church Growth movement.


  • Effective Evangelism View, Elmer Towns
  • Gospel in Our Culture View, Craig Van Gelder
  • Centrist View, Charles Van Engen
  • Reformist View, Gailyn Van Rheenan
  • Renewal View, Howard Snyder

Product Details

  • Title: Evaluating the Church Growth Movement: 5 Views
  • Editor: Gary L. McIntosh
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Pages: 304

About Gary L. McIntosh

Gary L. McIntosh teaches at Talbot School of Theology, is a professor of Christian ministry and leadership, leads 20-25 national seminars a year, serves as a church consultant, was president of the American Society of Church Growth in 1995-1996, and has written over ninety-five articles and ten books, including Finding Them, The Issachar Factor, Three Generations, One Size Doesn’t Fit All, Overcoming the Dark Side, and Staffing Your Church for Growth.

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