- Language: English
- 486 Pages
- Published: November 2011
- Region: Global
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Toward a Church Planting Movement in India. Edition No. 1
- Published: August 2009
- Region: Global, India
- 192 Pages
- VDM Publishing House
This work traces the historical development of group or People Movement strategy and then compares that strategy with traditional missionary approaches in India. This work shows that evangelizing households is the primary strategy of the New Testament and the most appropriate strategy for initiating Church Planting Movements. The thesis carefully examines salvation understanding in the Hindu context and its relationship to the caste system, establishing a foundation for a proper approach to evangelization of forward caste Hindus in light of the fact that there have been no documented Church Planting Movements among forward caste Hindus in all of India. The book concludes that the best approach to facilitating a Church Planting Movement among forward caste Hindus is by not planting churches. As contradictory as this sounds, the book shows that Christian disciples remaining within Hindu culture and familial systems holds the potential for the most indigenous approach to establishing multiplying churches among forward caste Hindus.
Dane W. Fowlkes holds the Doctor of Philosophy degree in missiology from the University of the Free State in South Africa. He previously served as a missionary in East Africa and India and as Assistant Professor of Missions for East Texas Baptist University, where he currently serves as Director of Major Gifts for University Advancement.