What to convert to?
As we were evangelizing in Madrid I started to think: ‘what do we do with people that actually convert to a faith in Jesus as Christ? Do we train them to follow the rules and rhythm of a church service? Or do we actually want more than that? How do we prevent people from becoming a passive Sunday christian of which there are too many? Is there a way to teach people to have a daily relationship with Christ and a deep fellowship with fellow Christians?
As I was reading about church planting I was pointed at different points of view of a conversion. This has much to do with the way we think of church. Peter Wagner describes 2 different approaches to conversion that he borrowed from a missiologist Paul Hiebert (P.Wagner, Church Growth and the Whole Gospel, p158). Continue reading 3. Church planting and conversion: