classic church growth, popular church growth, church health, Peter Wagner, Rick Warren, Donald McGavran, culture, Scripture


Although the diversification of the Church Growth Movement has created an environment in which people balk at its definitions and its principles, many fail to realize the benefit of the diversification. The diversification of the Church Growth Movement allows theologians and missiologists to evaluate the impact church growth thought has had on both the culture within the church and the church’s ability to reach its surrounding culture. As a result, theologians and missiologists not only can assess and address the current state of churches, but they also can offer a biblical way forward. In doing so, churches can realign with sound scriptural truth as they seek to engage culture through both proclamation and incarnation.