Why Plan Strategy? Is church growth theory incompatible with belief in the sovereignty of God? Does adherence to church growth principles leave out dependency upon the work of the Holy Spirit? C. Peter Wagner answers no to both questions. He further believes that no task could be more crucial than fulfilling the Great Commission in our generation, and how to approach and plan for the execution of this task is the questions of the day. Strategies for Church Growth addresses this key issue in a biblically pragmatic way. It brings together for the first time many principles of evangelism and missions which have proved, through recent research and experience, to be effective in implementing the Great Commission. It also unifies, in concise form, the latest research of the Church Growth Movement, the Lausanne Committee on World Evangelization, the U.S. Center for World Mission and numerous other key contributors to the recent explosion of evangelistic technology. Among the topics explored are: - the major components of strategy - choosing the appropriate strategy - advantages of having a strategy - the theology of church growth - the harvest principle and soil testing - why you should aim for church growth - characteristics of good goals - the meaning of mission and evangelism - how to target your outreach ""Here is one of the all-time best teachers at work, and his book takes you right into the classroom. What you have in your hands is clearly the best, most balanced, most readable book on the crucial subject of world evangelism."" -- Ralph D. Winter, U.S. Center for World Mission C. Peter Wagner, PhD, is recognized as a leading authority in the fields of church growth and spiritual warfare. He is cofounder of the World Prayer Center and is Chancellor of the Wagner Institute in Colorado Springs, CO. Wagner is author and editor of more than 50 books.