In this message, Brother Gary Kauffman observes that many church plants in America and around the world grow rapidly by welcoming folks from other churches. If the majority of growth is achieved this way, local converts to Christianity are not as likely to take ownership and responsibility for the future of the church. So what does an indigenous church look like? How can churches be planted that are self-governing, self-supporting, and self-propagating all within the context of the local culture?
This message was given at the Church Growth Seminar 2019, which is a segment organized by the Church Planters’ Forum.