My journey into postmodernal progressions of ecclesial change began with an ethnographic survey of 12 Christian congregations that were largely led, staffed and populated with adults between the ages of 22 and 35. My research within these communities was designed to uncover synergies and strategies that might inform further research among our masters and doctoral students in the College of Graduate Studies at Indiana Wesleyan University. The result of the above and subsequent research has led the present author to believe that the topic of organic change among emerging communities of missional theologians will be of both research and pragmatic interest to those engaged in discovering and eliciting the focus of the Church Growth Movement, which Donald McGavran called effective evangelism (McGavran 1988).
Whitesel, B. (2007). Organic Change: 12 Emerging Communities of Missional Theologians. Journal of the American Society for Church Growth, 18(1), 3-6. Retrieved from https://digitalarchives.apu.edu/jascg/vol18/iss1/2