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Lightning Flashes And Thunderbolts: A Series Of Gospel Sermons And Talks By Rev. Sam P. Jones, The Great Georgia Evangelist, In Savannah, Ga., In 1901. Scences And Incidents Of The Meeting. George Stuart And Others., Sam P. Jones, J. S. Shingler, W. E. Towson Jan 2105

Lightning Flashes And Thunderbolts: A Series Of Gospel Sermons And Talks By Rev. Sam P. Jones, The Great Georgia Evangelist, In Savannah, Ga., In 1901. Scences And Incidents Of The Meeting. George Stuart And Others., Sam P. Jones, J. S. Shingler, W. E. Towson

Heritage Material

No abstract provided.


Review Of Diaspora Missions To International Students By Enoch Wan, I. Francis Kyle Iii Apr 2024

Review Of Diaspora Missions To International Students By Enoch Wan, I. Francis Kyle Iii

Great Commission Research Journal

No abstract provided.


Review Of Fanning The Revitalization Flame: Leading Your Church From Smoldering Embers To Revival Fire By Robert Beckett, Robert Shepherd Apr 2024

Review Of Fanning The Revitalization Flame: Leading Your Church From Smoldering Embers To Revival Fire By Robert Beckett, Robert Shepherd

Great Commission Research Journal

No abstract provided.


Review Of Organic Disciples: Seven Ways To Grow Spiritually And Naturally Share Jesus By Kevin And Sherry Harney, Jesse Ruby Apr 2024

Review Of Organic Disciples: Seven Ways To Grow Spiritually And Naturally Share Jesus By Kevin And Sherry Harney, Jesse Ruby

Great Commission Research Journal

No abstract provided.


Review Of Vital Christian Community: 12 Characteristics Of Healthy Congregations By Phil Brochard And Alissa Newton, Renee Jones Apr 2024

Review Of Vital Christian Community: 12 Characteristics Of Healthy Congregations By Phil Brochard And Alissa Newton, Renee Jones

Great Commission Research Journal

No abstract provided.


About The Great Commission Research Network Spring 2024, David R. Dunaetz Apr 2024

About The Great Commission Research Network Spring 2024, David R. Dunaetz

Great Commission Research Journal

No abstract provided.


Review Of Interpreting Your World: Five Lenses For Engaging Theology And Culture By Justin Ariel Bailey, John E. Rife Jr. Apr 2024

Review Of Interpreting Your World: Five Lenses For Engaging Theology And Culture By Justin Ariel Bailey, John E. Rife Jr.

Great Commission Research Journal

No abstract provided.


Church-Supported Esl Ministry In Canada: A Look At The Church’S Mission In Action, Gordon Moulden Apr 2024

Church-Supported Esl Ministry In Canada: A Look At The Church’S Mission In Action, Gordon Moulden

Great Commission Research Journal

English is a dominant business, academic, and communicative language throughout the world. Immigrants and refugees coming to the West have a great need to learn the language but often do not have the funds or time to pursue studies full-time. Churches often offer English classes to minister to not only their language needs but also to their relational and spiritual needs. This mixed-methods survey and interview research investigates the state of church-supported English as a Second Language (ESL) programs across Canada following the COVID-19 pandemic. Approximately 50 teachers and program coordinators completed the survey, which revealed needs relating to training …


Sampling Methods And Sample Size In Church-Based Research, David R. Dunaetz Apr 2024

Sampling Methods And Sample Size In Church-Based Research, David R. Dunaetz

Great Commission Research Journal

An underlying assumption of most church-based research is that the sample from which the data is collected is representative of a wider collection of church members, church leaders, small groups, churches, denominations, or whatever is the focus of the study. To increase the likelihood that this assumption is met without making the research an impossible undertaking, various sampling strategies are used ranging from random sampling to convenience sampling, each with advantages and disadvantages. After a sampling strategy is chosen, an appropriate sample size should be pursued, depending on the nature of the study. The sample size of quantitative studies seeking …


Review Of Leadership By The Book: Cultivating Spirit-Led Kingdom Leaders By Galen Wendell Jones, Jeremy Langly Apr 2024

Review Of Leadership By The Book: Cultivating Spirit-Led Kingdom Leaders By Galen Wendell Jones, Jeremy Langly

Great Commission Research Journal

No abstract provided.


The Top Ten Challenges Facing Pastors In 2024, Edward E. Moody Jr. Apr 2024

The Top Ten Challenges Facing Pastors In 2024, Edward E. Moody Jr.

Great Commission Research Journal

This article summarizes the results of a study conducted by the Great Commission Research Network seeking to identify the top challenges facing pastors in 2024. The results are similar to a study conducted last year examining concerns of churches (Moody, 2023). While both studies highlighted challenges related to evangelism and young adults, this study revealed additional, pastoral concerns.


Evangelism In The Usa: A Look Back And A Look Ahead, Gary L. Mcintosh Apr 2024

Evangelism In The Usa: A Look Back And A Look Ahead, Gary L. Mcintosh

Great Commission Research Journal

Innovations in approaches, methods, and techniques for fruitful evangelism are a hallmark of the church in the United States. This article explores eleven evangelistic innovations observed in the last half of the twentieth century and offers seven insights for the future.


Innovations In Church Financial Models: Research On Alternative Practices, W. Jay Moon Apr 2024

Innovations In Church Financial Models: Research On Alternative Practices, W. Jay Moon

Great Commission Research Journal

Asbury Theological Seminary conducted a research project exploring financial models beyond traditional church tithes and offerings. This qualitative study focused on financial viability and missional vibrancy. It involved surveys, interviews, a focus group, and site visits to churches using alternate financial models. Major findings revealed that six alternate financial models are presently used that increase missional impact, allowing churches to serve communities and engage in meaningful interactions. These models also provide churches financial viability and surprising missional benefits that include goodwill, partnerships, real estate development, job creation, and enhanced community engagement. Some precautions are also noted based on the experiences …


Gods Have Names: Addressing The Translation Of “God” In The Thai Language And Culture, Kelly M. Hilderbrand Apr 2024

Gods Have Names: Addressing The Translation Of “God” In The Thai Language And Culture, Kelly M. Hilderbrand

Great Commission Research Journal

This article is a practical missiological examination of the word used to reference God in the Thai language. The problem is that the term used in Thai, Phrajao (พระเจ้า), is a generic term that can be used for any number of different gods or royalty and is easily misunderstood. After an examination of the words used for “God” in Chinese and Hindu contexts, the biblical terms for “God” are examined. Although the Bible uses generic terms for God (Elohim and Theos), God has a name. The name of God, Yahweh, was revealed to Moses and used throughout the Old Testament. …


Review Of Missionary Motivations: Challenges From The Early Church By Matthew Burden, Ryan Jensen Apr 2024

Review Of Missionary Motivations: Challenges From The Early Church By Matthew Burden, Ryan Jensen

Great Commission Research Journal

No abstract provided.


Review Of Supracultural Gospel: Bridging East And West By Mary Lou Codman-Wilson And Alex Zhou, Mark D. Wood Apr 2024

Review Of Supracultural Gospel: Bridging East And West By Mary Lou Codman-Wilson And Alex Zhou, Mark D. Wood

Great Commission Research Journal

No abstract provided.


Great Commission Research Journal Spring 2024, David R. Dunaetz Apr 2024

Great Commission Research Journal Spring 2024, David R. Dunaetz

Great Commission Research Journal

No abstract provided.


Redeemed Through The Blood, Or, The Power Of God To Save The Fallen : A Book Of Testimonies By Those Who Have Been Saved, And Some Of My Experience In My Work Among The Fallen, Jonnie Jernigan Jan 2024

Redeemed Through The Blood, Or, The Power Of God To Save The Fallen : A Book Of Testimonies By Those Who Have Been Saved, And Some Of My Experience In My Work Among The Fallen, Jonnie Jernigan

Heritage Material

No abstract provided.


Spiritual Practices And Artistic Professionals Of Faith, Daniel L. Wilt Jan 2024

Spiritual Practices And Artistic Professionals Of Faith, Daniel L. Wilt

ATS Dissertations

No abstract provided.


The H. C. Morrison Case : A Statement Of Facts, An Investigation Of The Law, W. E. Arnold Jan 2024

The H. C. Morrison Case : A Statement Of Facts, An Investigation Of The Law, W. E. Arnold

Heritage Material

No abstract provided.


Reconciliation For Africa: Resources For Ethnic Reconciliation From The Bible And History, Craig Keener, Médine Moussounga Keener Jan 2024

Reconciliation For Africa: Resources For Ethnic Reconciliation From The Bible And History, Craig Keener, Médine Moussounga Keener

Academic Books

No abstract provided.


Réconciliation Pour L’Afrique: Une Ressource Pour La Réconciliation Ethnique À Partir De La Bible Et De L’Histoire, Craig Keener, Médine Moussounga Keener Jan 2024

Réconciliation Pour L’Afrique: Une Ressource Pour La Réconciliation Ethnique À Partir De La Bible Et De L’Histoire, Craig Keener, Médine Moussounga Keener

Academic Books

No abstract provided.


Heirs Of Pietism In World Christianity: The 19th To The 21st Centuries, Wendy J. Deichmann, Scott T. Kisker Jan 2024

Heirs Of Pietism In World Christianity: The 19th To The 21st Centuries, Wendy J. Deichmann, Scott T. Kisker

Academic Books

No abstract provided.


Survey And Questionnaire Design For Church-Based Research, David R. Dunaetz Oct 2023

Survey And Questionnaire Design For Church-Based Research, David R. Dunaetz

Great Commission Research Journal

To better understand behaviors, beliefs, and attitudes in churches, survey research can be very useful, especially to test a hypothesis that we believe to be true. Before creating a survey or questionnaire, the phenomena being examined need to be well understood and appropriate measures chosen. The items included in the survey need to measure the concepts desired and should be clear and unambiguous. The survey should be laid out to motivate maximum participation and minimize biased responses. This article provides many principles for how to accomplish these goals and to ensure that the research undertaken is credible.


Book Review: Administry: The Nuts And Bolts Of Church Administration By Thomas F. Tumblin, Timothy Clothier Oct 2023

Book Review: Administry: The Nuts And Bolts Of Church Administration By Thomas F. Tumblin, Timothy Clothier

Great Commission Research Journal

No abstract provided.


Disciple Making Starts At A Different Point Today, Brad Ransom Oct 2023

Disciple Making Starts At A Different Point Today, Brad Ransom

Great Commission Research Journal

Disciple-making starts at a different place today than it did forty years ago. Knocking on a stranger’s door today is unlikely to be effective for people distant from the gospel as is characteristic of today's generations. We must now view evangelism as a process and we must have a non-judgmental acceptance of all people. We must be willing to change to communicate the gospel in a way persuasive way.


Book Review: No Shortcut To Success: A Manifesto For Modern Missions By Matt Rhodes, Kenneth Nehrbass Oct 2023

Book Review: No Shortcut To Success: A Manifesto For Modern Missions By Matt Rhodes, Kenneth Nehrbass

Great Commission Research Journal

No abstract provided.


Need-Oriented Evangelism: Encountering, Embracing, And Experiencing God, Petr Činčala, Allison Sauceda Oct 2023

Need-Oriented Evangelism: Encountering, Embracing, And Experiencing God, Petr Činčala, Allison Sauceda

Great Commission Research Journal

This article provides a fresh perspective on evangelism by reflecting a belief in the Triune God--the source of saving truth and loving community. Mission is part of God’s nature; he is the ultimate Missionary. Mission happens naturally whenever children of God intentionally invite and facilitate God’s presence. Over time, the word “evangelism" has become contaminated by myths, a false understanding of God, and unpleasant religious experiences and practices. Genuine evangelism addresses the most burning issues of people’s lives and should be treated as such. True evangelism involves caring about, praying for, and sharing with people. The practical part of this …


How A Novel Research Framework Resulted In Fruitful Evangelism And Discovery: Introducing Ethnoscopy And Spiritual Patronage, L. Lynn Thigpen Oct 2023

How A Novel Research Framework Resulted In Fruitful Evangelism And Discovery: Introducing Ethnoscopy And Spiritual Patronage, L. Lynn Thigpen

Great Commission Research Journal

Faced with an unusual question from a Cambodian friend who had heard stories from God’s Word, I embarked on a quest for an answer. He worshipped an unusual and unfamiliar object and wondered whether he must abandon it to serve Christ. I knew he did, but I needed to explore the meanings ascribed to that object of worship to communicate the gospel more clearly, just as Paul did in Acts 17 while in Athens. According to Jesus’ parable of the soils in Matthew 13, fruitful evangelism involves understanding. How might individual missionaries and evangelists aid in that crucial need? With …


Book Review: New Funding Models In Global Mission: Learning From The Majority World By Tim Welch, John Cheong Oct 2023

Book Review: New Funding Models In Global Mission: Learning From The Majority World By Tim Welch, John Cheong

Great Commission Research Journal

No abstract provided.