The American application of the Church Growth Movement has, in my estimation, moved away from McGavran’s original emphasis of mission. While still valuing the approach and learning much from it, I would like to share my personal journey out of mainstream Church Growth into a more missional approach.
Stetzer, E. (2006). The Evolution of Church Growth, Church Health, and the Missional Church: An Overview of the Church Growth Movement from, and back to, Its Missional Roots. Journal of the American Society for Church Growth, 17(1), 87-112. Retrieved from https://place.asburyseminary.edu/jascg/vol17/iss1/4