Fall 1991 · Vol. 20 No. 2

North American Mennonite Brethren Consultation on Church Growth

From the Editors: North American Mennonite Brethren Consultation on Church Growth

Elmer A. Martens

2

Church Growth Consultation: Expectations and Post-Session Perceptions

Henry J. Schmidt

3–5

Planting Churches in North America Today

Paul G. Hiebert

6–14

Response to Paul G. Hiebert

James N. Pankratz

15–18

Response to Paul G. Hiebert

Jim Holm

19–20

Diverse Models/Strategies of Church Planting/Growth Among Mennonite Brethren

Henry J. Schmidt

21–44

Response to Henry J. Schmidt

Juan Martínez

45–48

Response to Henry J. Schmidt

Dale Warkentin

48–49

Biblical Perspectives of Church Growth Which Mennonite Brethren Should Embrace

Herb Kopp

50–65

Response to Herb Kopp

Chuck Buller

66–69

Response to Herb Kopp

Vern Heidebrecht

69–71

Church Growth Leadership Theory and Mennonite Brethren Theology

James R. Nikkel

72–88

Response to James R. Nikkel

John E. Toews

89–98

Response to James R. Nikkel

Isaac Block

98–101

The Church Growth Theory and Mennonite Brethren Polity

J. B. Toews

102–13

Response to J. B. Toews

Marvin Hein

114–17

Response to J. B. Toews

Herbert D. Neufeld

117–20

Church Growth Consultation: Findings

Gerald Ediger et al.

121–24

Paul's Success in the Conversion of Gentiles: Dynamic Center in Cultural Diversity

V. George Shillington

125–34

The Holy Spirit and Church Renewal: Coimbatore, India, 1906

Peter Penner

135–42

Issues in Church Life and Polity in Germany

Alexander Neufeld

143–46

Issues in Church Life and Polity in Japan

Takao Nakamura

147–52

Recommended Reading

Church Growth

Henry J. Schmidt

153–56

Current Research

Elmer A. Martens

157–58

Erwin Penner,

The Power of God in a Broken World

John Vooys

159–60

Wesley J. Prieb,

Peter C. Hiebert: He Gave Them Bread

Herbert Giesbrecht

160–61

Herb Klassen and Maureen Klassen,

Ambassador to His People

Wesley J. Prieb

161–63

Aron A. Toews, trans. John B. Toews,

Mennonite Martyrs: People Who Suffered for Their Faith 1920-1940

Hans Kasdorf

163–65

John H. Redekop,

The Christian and Civil Disobedience

Gary L. Welton

165–66