This essay offers five specific principles from Donald McGavran that have directly influenced The Journey Church in New York City, San Francisco, and Boca Raton, Florida, and indirectly thousands of other churches (through the writing and coaching ministry of Nelson Searcy with Church Leader Insights). McGavran’s principles of missionary eyes, goal setting, assimilation, homogeneity, and a Great Commission focus have proven invaluable in this church plant and offer a similar value to other churches seeking to make a difference in their communities.
Searcy, N., & Easter, M. C. (2016). How Donald McGavran Has Impacted One Urban Church Plant and Indirectly Influenced Thousands of Other Churches: An Analysis of the Journey Church of the City. Great Commission Research Journal, 8(1), 21-31. Retrieved from https://place.asburyseminary.edu/gcrj/vol8/iss1/3