This isn’t merely a description of what God is doing in the global south today. It is a picture of God’s work in the United States during the 19th and 20th centuries. The church was flourishing. Faith was being shared. New congregations were being started. People were receiving the hope of eternal life.
Can it happen again? Is it possible for the Christian church in the United States to become vibrant and relevant once more?
The answer may surprise you.
Looking at a uniquely American Gospel movement as a case study, Gospel DNA traces five markers that lead to a flourishing church.
Hope is closer than you may think. It’s time to reconnect with Gospel DNA.
Marker ONE: PEOPLE
Marker TWO: MULTIPLICATION
Marker THREE: TRUTH
Marker FOUR: ADAPTABILITY
Marker FIVE: SELF SACRIFICE
About the author:
Michael Newman has been a Lutheran pastor, teacher, author, and speaker for over 25 years. He has served churches in Texas, Minnesota, and in the Chicago area, and continues to be active in writing and in a variety of speaking venues. His goal is to create practical and understandable resources that inspire and transform. Married to his wife Cindy since 1983, they have been blessed with two wonderful daughters and the cutest granddaughter in the world. When not writing or speaking, you might catch him hanging out with his family, running a few miles on the Texas roads, risking his life doing yard work, or enjoying a good book.