Donald A. McGavran: The Biography of the 20th Century’s Premier Missiologist

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By Gary McIntosh; Foreword by Nelson Searcy


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Meet the man who sparked the entire modern church growth movement. In this first full biography of Donald A. McGavran, Gary L. McIntosh tells the complete story of one of the twentieth century’s greatest church leaders and influential thinkers. Now, for the first time, discover the roots of the modern Church Growth Movement during the 1950s to understand what is applicable to ministry today. No other person so impacted the growth of the church around the world, as well as in North America, as “Dr. Mac,” as his friends called him. McIntosh tells McGavran’s compelling story from his years as an evangelistic missionary in India, to his founding of an influential school of missiology, to the beginning of a movement that changed the entire face of mission. Join McIntosh on a discovery of McGavran’s life and work as God molded him into the premier missiologist of the twentieth century. When it comes to applicable truths concerning the growth of the Christian church, McGavran’s story reveals critical insights that many in ministry today have been missing for far too long.

ISBN: 9780988524132

Gary L. McIntosh is a nationally and internationally known speaker, writer, and professor. He is recognized as the foremost spokesperson for classical Church Growth Missiology in the USA, and is a noted expert on the life and ministry of Donald A. McGavran. Dr. McIntosh is Professor of Christian Ministry & Leadership at Talbot School of Theology, Biola University located in La Mirada, CA. In addition he serves as lead consultant at the Church Growth Network, a consulting ministry he founded in 1987. Gary is in wide demand as a speaker and seminar leader on numerous subjects related to church life and ministry. He has published more than 300 articles and reviews in Christian magazines and journals, and is the author of 23 books.

Nelson Searcy is the Founding and Lead Pastor of The Journey Church with locations in New York City, San Francisco, CA and Boca Raton, FL. He is also the founder of Church Leader Insights and the Renegade Pastors Network where he coaches and equips thousands of pastors. Before starting The Journey Church, he served as the Director of the Purpose Driven Community at Saddleback Church, in Orange County, CA. He is the author of over 80 church leadership resources, and 14 best-selling books, including The Renegade Pastor: Abandoning Average in Your Life and Ministry

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