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Planting and growing urban churches : from dream to reality
Conn, Harvie M.
Publication Information:
Grand Rapids, Mich. : Baker Books, [1997]

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271 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
General Note:
Collection of articles that have appeared in Urban mission.
Learning from urban church research / C. Kirk Hadaway -- Using research strategically in urban ministry / James R. Engel -- Caleb Project Research Expeditions / John Holzman -- The challenge of world evangelization to mission strategy / Ray Bakke -- Addressing felt needs of urban dwellers / Craig W. Ellison -- How to create an urban strategy / Ralph N. Neighbour, Jr. -- From homogeneity to congruence : a church-community model / David Britt -- Sorry! the frontier moved / Vive Grigg -- Networking : hope for the church in the city / Robert C. Linthicum -- Rural roots and urban evangelism / Rebecca Long -- Church planting strategies for world-class cities / James E. Westgate -- Megachurches for Christian minorities : hope of Bangkok / Kriengsak Chareonwongsak -- Reproducing house churches : an autobiographical pilgrimage / Dick Scoggins -- His word to His world : First Baptist Church, Flushing, New York / William Travis -- Between resurrection and reconcilation : the story of New Song Community Schurch / Mark R. Gornik -- Harambee Christian Family Center / Benjamin P. Pierce -- Encounter with God : the Guayaquil model / Fred Smith.
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If the church is to thrive in the twenty-first century, it will have to take on a new form as it ministers to the 120 million unchurched people in the United States. Planting and Growing Urban Churches is still virtually the only available text on church planting in North America and beyond.
In this third edition, readers will find material on the importance of healthy, biblical change in our churches, updated appendices, insight on our postmodern ministry context, and strategies for reaching new population demographics such as Generation X and Y.
Pastors, ministry leaders, and church planters will find the information and advice found in this book invaluable as they carry out their ministries.

Author Notes

Harvie M. Conn is professor of missions at Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, where he has served since 1972. He was a missionary in Korea from 1960 to 1972. His numerous books and articles include The American City and the Evangelical Church and Eternal Word and Changing Worlds: Theology, Missions, and Anthropology in Trialogue ; he continues to edit Urban Mission .