Dr. Towns surveys the movements and personalities that brought the Church Growth Movement into being and gave it a focus in the American church scene. Then he discusses the several accomplishments in its golden age of influence. After 20 years of ministry in various areas, the Church Growth Movement began to decline as evidenced by nine trends surveyed by Dr. Towns. Then he noted seven continuing influences of the Church Growth Movement on today’s church culture. Finally he reminds the reader of what God can do through the church and that God is still using churches today.
Towns, E. (2013). The Rise and Decline of the Church Growth Movement. Great Commission Research Journal, 4(2), 159-181. Retrieved from https://place.asburyseminary.edu/gcrj/vol4/iss2/2