Donald McGavran and Peter Wagner, the early leaders of the Church Growth Movement (CGM), longed to see conversion growth as the primary source of church growth. Yet one of the common criticisms of church growth today is its lack of emphasis on conversion growth. This article discusses this criticism and argues that the church can learn from Charles H. Spurgeon’s commitment to conversion growth, calling church growth back to its theological and missiological roots.
O'Neal, M. (2011). History Revisited: Learning from Charles H. Spurgeon’s Commitment to Conversion Growth. Great Commission Research Journal, 2(2), 235-250. Retrieved from https://place.asburyseminary.edu/gcrj/vol2/iss2/6