A Church in Every People
Plain Talk About a Difficult Subject
McGavran stirred the mission world by shifting the question from “How does an individual become Christian?” to “How does a people become Christian?” McGavran devoted much of his life to this latter question, publishing in 1954 his landmark book, Bridges of God: A Study in the Strategy of Missions. In the mid-1960s, McGavran founded the “School of World Mission” at Fuller Theological Seminary. Over the next decade, with Ralph Winter and others, McGavran supervised 1,000 experienced field missionaries in studying how peoples are discipled—in the Bible, history, and these missionaries’ fields.