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In 1965, Donald McGavran organized the School of World Mission at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, Calif., which was the institutional home base for Church Growth studies. Since then church growth and megachurches have received an increasing amount of attention. There are numerous books, articles, and even dissertations on church growth. Although the congregation I serve does not meet the “megachurch” criteria, we have experienced significant spiritual, numerical, and financial growth.
This is an excerpt from an essay in Renew 52: 50+ Ideas to Revitalize Your Congregation from Leaders under 50. Download the e-book for free.
Wayne E. Croft, Sr., D.Min., Ph.D. serves as Pastor-Elect of the St. Paul's Baptist Church in West Chester, PA, and the Jeremiah A. Wright, Sr., Associate Professor of Homiletics and Liturgics in African American Studies at Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia.
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