This paper reviews the history of the church growth movement with the underlying question: Can such happen in the 21st Century? The origination of the church growth movement is explored with a challenge to recontextualize the posture of church growth initiatives. A key to this process is the development of leaders through both missional and relational processes. Returning to our missional roots and becoming more and more incarnational as we walk alongside the next generation of leaders will have historic impact not only for church, but for the world, for the marketplace, and for all the new ways God may want to engage with people.
Logan, R. E. (2010). A Return to Our Roots: 1st Century Church Growth in the 21st Century. Great Commission Research Journal, 1(2), 171-180. Retrieved from https://place.asburyseminary.edu/gcrj/vol1/iss2/4