Don’t Forget About the De-Churched

Somewhere between the “churched” and “unchurched” classifications is a neglected and overlooked group.[1] In some communities, the largest group of people that the church will engage with the gospel is made up of persons who, in the past, attended, joined, or were active in churches. Yet, for some reason, they are no longer connected to... Continue Reading →

Church Growth?

Church Growth vs. Community Engagement As a young seminarian, I was captivated by the Church Growth Movement. The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary was divided into several schools when I entered in 2005. The "missions" school, which was named in honor of Billy Graham, was officially known as the school of "Missions, Evangelism, and Church Growth."... Continue Reading →

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