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PTH 630 - Healthy 21st Century Churches

3 Credits

This course aims to explore the theology and methodology of growing healthy and missional churches for the 21st Century.

It will examine various church growth principles currently advocated by the church growth/health movement that are intended to produce relevant, strategic, and successful churches. It will prepare the student to evaluate the many strategies with the goal in mind of helping the student recognize those principles that lead to growing healthy and missional churches that effectively worship God, build up the saints, and reach the lost. It will also provide the tools necessary to help the student to discern between those methods that are the direction of the Holy Spirit to grow the church of the 21st Century and those that are merely the church’s accommodation to culture.