This short essay is about Donald McGavran and his ground-breaking book, Bridges of God, that became the cornerstone of Church Growth theory and the foundation of what is now called the School of Intercultural Studies at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. Missiological thinking and missionary practice was transformed by the energy, vitality, insight, and stubborn tenacity of Donald McGavran. Whether they agreed with McGavran or not, after the publication of The Bridges of God, mission professors, mission executives, and mission practitioners could no longer do business as usual, nor their usual business.
Van Engen, C. (2009). Bridges of God: The Mission Legacy of Donald Anderson McGavran. Great Commission Research Journal, 1(1), 27-32. Retrieved from https://place.asburyseminary.edu/gcrj/vol1/iss1/3