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McGavran, Donald A. (Donald Anderson) 1897-1990

Overview
Works: 199 works in 424 publications in 7 languages and 7,266 library holdings
Genres: Church history 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: BV652.25, 266
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Understanding church growth by Donald A McGavran( Book )

51 editions published between 1970 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 882 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soon after it was published, Understanding Church Growth by Donald McGavran (Eerdmans, 1970) became known as the definitive exposition of the church growth philosophy, and its author was recognized as "the dean of church growth studies and prophet of church growth importance and practices" (Southwestern Journal of Theology). Though Understanding Church Growth was geared toward overseas missions, many began to see that its principles and strategies were also applicable to North American churches. Because of the widening interest in North American church growth, Donald McGavran has revised and updated his landmark study to make it more relevant and accessible to pastors and lay leaders in the United States and Canada. This revision has not altered the original aim of the book -- to demonstrate that communicating the faith, discipling the nations, and propagating the Gospel are the chief and irreplaceable tasks of the church, biblically required and pragmatically sound. McGavran has, however, "Americanized" the book throughout, so that basic church growth principles can be more easily applied to the burgeoning American Church Growth Movement. Besides adding three new chapters, McGavran has incorporated the recent contributions of several contemporary church growth specialists, including C. Peter Wagner, Ralph Winter, Winfield Arn, and George Hunter. - Back cover
The bridges of God : a study in the strategy of missions by Donald A McGavran( Book )

28 editions published between 1955 and 2005 in English and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How churches grow; the new frontiers of mission by Donald A McGavran( Book )

15 editions published between 1959 and 1981 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Church growth and Christian mission by Donald A McGavran( Book )

6 editions published between 1965 and 1976 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction / Donald Anderson McGavran -- Creating climate for church growth / Melvin L. Hodges -- Theological foundations / Robert Calvin Guy -- Ideological conflicts / Eugene A. Nida -- Homogeneous populations and church growth / Donald Anderson McGavran -- Culture and church growth / Eugene A. Nida -- Developing basic units of indigenous churches / Melvin L. Hodges -- Eliminating the underbrush / Robert Calvin Guy -- Knowing each variety of church growth / Donald Anderson McGavran -- Dynamics of church growth / Eugene A. Nida -- Directed conservation / Robert Calvin Guy -- Administering for church growth / Melvin L. Hodges -- Conclusion / Donald Anderson McGavran
Contemporary theologies of mission by Arthur F Glasser( Book )

7 editions published between 1983 and 1990 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten steps for church growth by Donald A McGavran( Book )

5 editions published between 1977 and 1984 in English and Japanese and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Church growth : strategies that work by Donald A McGavran( Book )

3 editions published between 1980 and 1987 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The clash between Christianity and cultures by Donald A McGavran( Book )

4 editions published between 1974 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A mighty clash of convictions resounds around the world and will continue to reverberate during the coming decades. Men are deciding a most difficult question: Is there One Way or are there many ways? Hosts line up on one side and on the other. Cannons are wheeled into position and salvos fired. Lectures are delivered, courses are taught, and books are written on each side. If there are many ways to God, the Christian has no position in any culture, even his own. If there is only one way then the Christian needs to assert his truth as clearly and honestly as possible. This book deals with the deeper questions of culture. Beyond dress, housing, and language rests the issue of moral and ethical right and wrong. If you have ever pondered the impact of a Christian commitment on this level of living you have approached the culture clash. McGavran challenges those who deny this impact and compromise their decisions with a choice that accommodates secularism, relativism or pluralism. He presents a stimulating and persuasive case for the authority of the gospel within any culture. - Back cover
How to grow a church by Donald A McGavran( Book )

7 editions published between 1973 and 1984 in English and German and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Church growth in Mexico by Donald A McGavran( Book )

9 editions published between 1963 and 1966 in English and Spanish and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eye of the storm; the great debate in mission. Donald McGavran, editor by Donald A McGavran( Book )

3 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethnic realities and the church : lessons from India by Donald A McGavran( Book )

8 editions published between 1978 and 2000 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crucial issues in missions tomorrow by Donald A McGavran( Book )

5 editions published between 1972 and 1975 in English and Japanese and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

God, man and church growth( Book )

3 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Momentous decisions in missions today by Donald A McGavran( Book )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Effective evangelism : a theological mandate by Donald A McGavran( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Conciliar-evangelical debate : the crucial documents, 1964-1976 : expanded edition of Eye of the storm, the Great debate in mission, including documents on Bangkok and Nairobi by Donald A McGavran( Book )

7 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Growth ; a new vision for the Sunday school by Charles Arn( Book )

4 editions published between 1980 and 1987 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zaire : midday in missions by Donald A McGavran( Book )

3 editions published in 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The discipling of a nation by James H Montgomery( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
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The Donald A. McGAVRAN CHURCH GROWTH AWARD

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ドナルド・マクギャヴラン

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The bridges of God : a study in the strategy of missionsEthnic realities and the church : lessons from India