Varying voices cry out for attention concerning how churches should engage the culture and the world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. In this article, attention will be given to understanding what Donald McGavran called Harvest Theology and Search Theology, as well as the biblical foundations for theology and authority. This work also describes the key role that vision plays in church transformation and further explores how Search Theology and Harvest Theology measure up to Christ’s vision for ministry and to the Great Commission. The article concludes with a plea to pastors and congregations urging them to fulfill Christ’s vision for ministry.
Penfold, G. E. (2015). Why are we here? Harvest Theology, Search Theology, and Christ’s Vision for Redemption. Great Commission Research Journal, 6(2), 237-251. Retrieved from https://place.asburyseminary.edu/gcrj/vol6/iss2/6