Alan Hirsch on the Christian Movement

Strange Christianity

For one year of college, I had a roommate who went on to become a church planter after graduation. He had been trained by his local congregation in Waco, and this particular community certainly had a reputation for a high expectation of growth. They would expand, break off existing groups to form new and bigger ones, and truly had a globalized goal in mind.  Some people called this evangelistic, others would describe it as an “Acts” church. My friend would go on to help establish a church in this manner.

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Church growth is an interesting topic. It seems as though the amount literature and resources exploring these issues has exploded over the past few years. From articles explaining why churches struggle to relate to Millennials to pastors hiring consulting services, there’s a lot of stuff out there. Much of this topic deals with how to attract and retain people…

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