MIS3124 Church Growth


MIS3124 Church Growth

Course Description

This course examines the basis for current church growth theory and practice and compares them with Biblical principles. Students will also evaluate the theories and research findings of the main proponents within the church growth movement, and seek to find suitable applications of these concepts to church planting and church renewal.

Course Outcomes

    By the end of this course, you will be able to:
  • Describe the Biblical warrant for church growth and to be able to identify the signs of a healthy church, so that you can be convinced of the necessity for churches to grow and be able to identify when real growth is taking place and when it is not.
  • Identify the principles of church growth and to know how to apply them within the South African situation, so that you can advise your church on the way towards qualitative and quantitative growth.
  • Recognise possible socio-economic and cultural limitations that may affect the growth of a church in South Africa, so that you will be aware of the social dynamics that affect church growth in South Africa, and as a result, will be able to develop a growth strategy within your church’s particular cultural or social situation.
  • Know how to collect and evaluate church growth data and how to plan for and lead the church into growth, so that you will be able to develop a plan for the growth of your church.