Faithfulness to Christ's Mission
Christ's church is the assembly of saints gathered around His Gospel and Sacraments.
Part One: The Theological Issues
The following statements spell out Biblical principles for genuine evangelism, in which God Himself grows His church by bringing sinners to faith. Therefore, they are a means of assessing the theology and the various practices advocated by the Church Growth Movement.
I. The saving presence of God the Holy Trinity through the means of grace (Word and Sacrament) is the heart and center of the church's life, worship and growth.
It follows that spiritual growth does not happen entirely or in part through man-made devices and methodologies.</...