This article reviews the legacy of Frank Charles Laubach (1884-1970). Laubach pioneered an evangelistic approach often called “literary evangelism” whereby churches taught illiterate peoples to read and thereby witnessed for Christ. This approach has been effectively used on the mission field and may be an effective way to win people to Christ in the urban centers of North America. Laubach believed that a church should teach numerous kinds of illiterates (people groups), i.e., illiterate adults, foreign peoples, school drop-outs, children needing remedial reading, prisoners, and juvenile delinquents. Many of these people groups are found in our cities.
Lawson, J. G. (1998). Frank C. Laubach and the Challenge of Literary Evangelism. Journal of the American Society for Church Growth, 9(2), 67-71. Retrieved from https://digitalarchives.apu.edu/jascg/vol9/iss2/7