The Church Growth movement is relatively young in recognition and development. Even though there have been growing churches since Pentecost, Church Growth is a relatively young area of study. As a discipline, it has come a long way since its birth, and must move through adolescence to adulthood. I think we in the North American Society of Church Growth have a better understanding of the nature and purpose of Church Growth than anyone outside our discipline. Some outside our movement, or perhaps many, do not know who we are or what we do. There is still ignorance about Church Growth.
Towns, E. (1990). Church GrowthComing of Age. Journal of the American Society for Church Growth, 1(1), 1-7. Retrieved from https://digitalarchives.apu.edu/jascg/vol1/iss1/1