Evangelical church and organizational leaders in majority-Orthodox Romania often find themselves at a loss in understanding how to conduct outreach to Orthodox people. Often the cultural differences between Orthodox and evangelical Romanian Christians seem impassable. One approach is that of listening and learning from the transformational narratives of evangelical Christians converted out of Orthodoxy. The following article moves in this direction through qualitative analysis of conversion stories by four Romanian Orthodox background believers. Five common themes that arise from the data are discussed. The article concludes by offering an initial “evangelism rubric” to better posture evangelical groups to begin outreach among Romanian Orthodox people.
Armstrong, C. D. (2017). Orthodox Background Believers: Listening and Learning. Great Commission Research Journal, 9(1), 81-92. Retrieved from https://digitalarchives.apu.edu/gcrj/vol9/iss1/7