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Conclusion Transformed, not Conformed

Towards a Theology of Church Growth
WithDavid Goodhew

Dee dee's experience chimes with the heart of the Christian theology. It is striking how high a view the New Testament has both of the most humble of individual believers and of the most humble local communities of faith. Dee deeps individual story embodies why growing Christian churches is good. And her story finds echoes in the lives of many individuals both now and in past centuries, both in the west and across the globe. The Christian faith holds that the good news of Jesus, whilst it has to be received as an individual, can be received only in a community. Dee dee's experience chimes with the heart of the Christian theology. It is striking how high a view the New Testament has both of the most humble of individual believers and of the most humble local communities of faith. The tendency to focus on kingdom as the primary Biblical category that downplays the local congregation.