From its inception, the Church Growth Movement, as espoused by its “father,” Donald A. McGavran, was focused on “effective evangelism.” The purpose of this article is to identify McGavran’s theology of evangelism as revealed in his published writings. While he may never have delineated a precise theology of evangelism, one can find in McGavran’s writings an orthodox, if sometimes incomplete, system regarding the working of God in the salvation of men and women. The article investigates McGavran’s views on Scripture, the content and proclamation of the gospel, and on key soteriological issues.
Walters, J. K. (2010). Donald McGavran’s Theological Foundations for “Effective Evangelism”. Great Commission Research Journal, 2(1), 50-61. Retrieved from https://place.asburyseminary.edu/gcrj/vol2/iss1/6