A voice from the past to help us navigate our way through the missional fog.
Donald McGavran, the great pioneer of a movements approach, describes the goal of Christian mission:
The goal of Christian mission should be to preach the gospel and, by God’s grace, to plant in every unchurched segment of mankind a cluster of growing churches.
By the phrase “segment of mankind” I mean an urbanization, development, caste, tribe, valley, plain or minority population.
The goal is not one small sealed-off conglomerate congregation in every people. Rather, the goal should be, a cluster of growing congregations in every segment.
How can this be achieved? Not by a one-by-one approach but through people movements.
To find out how you’ll need to read the whole article.