Missional House Churches
Missional House Churches examines the impact and effect that house churches are having in the United States in evangelizing, discipling, and church planting in local communities. Based on the author's first-hand research and interviews with over thirty missional house churches...
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Missional House Churches examines the impact and effect that house churches are having in the United States in evangelizing, discipling, and church planting in local communities. Based on the author's first-hand research and interviews with over thirty missional house churches as well as his own experiences, this insightful work offers an inside look at, and analysis of the workings of the missional house church. Topics addressed include the recent growth in the popularity of house churches in the United States, what defines church, various characteristics of the house churches, methods of evangelism and leadership development which lead to growth, use of financial resources for missions and benevolence, future of house churches in North America and the relationship of church planting movements and house churches. The appendices describe the research methodology and surveys used in the study as well as characteristics of church planting movements. This book will be of interest to chur
J.D. Payne (Ph.D., The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is a national missionary with the North American Mission Board and an assistant professor of Evangelism and Church Planting in the Billy Graham School of Missions, Evangelism, and Church Growth at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He holds memberships in the Evangelical Theological Society, Evangelical Missiological Society, and American Society for Church Growth.
He has written numerous articles and reviews in the area of missions and evangelism. He is also the founder of the web-based resource northamericanmissions.org. He has authored Missional House Churches: Reaching Our Communities with the Gospel (Paternoster), The Barnabas Factors: Eight Essential Practices of Church Planting Team Members (Missional Press), Discovering Church Planting: An Introduction to the Whats, Whys, and Hows of Global Church Planting (Paternoster), and Evangelism DQA (Deepest Questions Answered): A Biblical Guide to the Questions Youve Always Wondered About (Paternoster 2010).
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