Church Planting Movements: How God is Redeeming a Lost World

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WIGTake Resources, 2007 - 362 pages
David Garrison, PhD University of Chicago, defines Church Planting Movements as rapidly multiplying indigenous churches planting churches that sweep across a people group or population segment. Garrison`s Church Planting Movements: How God Is Redeeming a Lost World signaled a breakthrough in missionary church planting. After the publication of Garrison`s book in 2004 it became impossible to talk about missions without referencing Church Planting Movements. Church Planting Movements examines more than two?dozen movements of multiplying churches on five continents. After presenting these case studies, Garrison identifies ten universal elements present in each movement. He then broadens the circle of examination to identify a further ten common characteristics, factors identified in most, but not all, of the movements. He concludes his examination with a list of "Seven Deadly Sins," i.e. harmful practices that stifle or impede Church Planting Movements. For five years Garrison served as the Associate Vice President for Global Strategy with the Southern Baptist International Mission Board (IMB). From this vantage point he had an unparalleled view of evangelical mission outreach in more than 180 countries. With the help of the IMB`s Global Research Department, Garrison was able to make in?depth studies of some of the world`s fastest growing movements to Christ. Important for evangelical readers, the author submits his findings to the scrutiny of Scripture to see how they stand up under the light of New Testament orthodoxy. What he discovers is that Church Planting Movements are much more consistent with the New Testament lay?led house?church movements that swept rapidly through the Mediterranean world in the face of hostile opposition than today`s more sedentary professional brand Christianity. Church Planting Movements contains, case studies, maps, graphs, a selected bibliography, a biblical index, along with a topical index. Readers will appreciate the lively and engaging style, while practitioners will value the practical lessons and applications. Learn more about Church Planting Movements from the book`s website: www.ChurchPlantingMovements.com. The website includes many free downloadable resources, including free booklets, PowerPoints, case studies, and articles.
 

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Church Planting Movements, how the Messiah Jesus has moved, from Pentecost in Israel through every generation and every nation around the world, in our generation around the globe more than ever before! Praise the Lord. This is a great book by one with full of the Spirit's talent to research, to accumulate divine knowledge, and to communicate this treasure through the written word.
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Contents

Acknowledgements
9
Preface
11
In the Beginning
13
How it All Began
15
What are Church Planting Movements?
21
Lessons Learned
33
Around the World 3 India 35
35
China
49
Latin America
123
Europe
139
Practical Handles
277
A Call to Action 297
297
Epilogue
303
POUCH Church
315
Biblical Index
331
Glossary of Terms
343

Other Asian Movements
65
Africa
85
The Muslim World
99

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About the author (2007)

David Garrison, PhD University of Chicago and author of four books on missions, has been a missionary in Hong Kong, Egypt, Tunisia, Europe and India. He served as Associate Vice President for Global Strategy at the Southern Baptist Convention's International Mission Board before assuming his current post as the IMB's Regional Leader for South Asia. Garrison is recognized around the world as a pioneer in the understanding of Church Planting Movements.

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