Radius International is committed to assisting the evangelical church and missions community by providing pre-field missions training that will equip cross-cultural workers to establish healthy, indigenous, reproducing churches among unreached language groups.
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Remember the immutable law of spiritual multiplication that our Lord gave in Jn. 12:24,25. Jesus is saying there must be something akin to the death of those seeds for life to spring out of them. That MUST be the mindset of the pioneer church planter or it is folly to head overseas.
Our goal in this article is to evaluate McGavran’s church growth principles from our own perspective as Indian Christians. We begin with an outline of Donald McGavran’s view of church growth and caste while delineating the positive aspects of McGavran’s model. Second, in order to set a critique of McGavran in context, we briefly describe the caste system in India. Third, we respond to McGavran’s missiology, providing a critique of church growth principles in light of Scripture and our experience in contemporary India.
Urgency to send gospel ministers to the unreached and hastiness in sending out the unequipped are too often at cross-purposes with one another. How are we to biblically discern a candidate’s readiness while upholding a sense of gospel urgency?
Language and Culture are Inseparable
You cannot truly know one without the other. Miss these and the gospel you share may not be the gospel at all. To share the life-giving message of hope, we teach our students how to acquire the language and culture together so that when they share this message of life, it is understandable at an adult level.