How can I discern between good, better, and best?

That answer can vary drastically based on one’s setting. But in general, best practices and strategies have certain principles in common:

  • They result in planting multiplying churches.
  • They involve wide sowing of the gospel.
  • They disciple people in ways based in grace, in the context of organic community, and result in disciples who disciple others.
  • They are done in as wide and appropriate partnership with others as possible.
  • They meet practical social and physical needs, but not in ways that create dependence on western money, missionaries or churches.
  • They develop healthy, authentically indigenous churches that present the gospel in Biblical, winsome, culturally authentic ways.
  • They allow nationals to assume leadership as early as is appropriate and possible.
  • They are easily reproducible.


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