Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Suburban Missionaries

Q: Do we need new churches planted in the suburbs?

A: Absolutely. These are places that need to hear the Gospel. There is a lot of room for planters who can think creatively, who see the world of suburbia as a missionary would. Very few people try that in the suburbs because they just default to what they know. Worship band, PowerPoint preaching, a four-step system for discipleship. I think that missionary training needs to be as rigorous for the suburbs as it is for the foreign mission field.
Excerpt from an interview with David Goetz, author of Death by Suburb, from the Summer 2007 issue of Cutting Edge. The subtitle of the book is "How to Keep the Suburbs From Killing Your Soul."

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