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For Roland Allen fans (or fans-to-be)


I read Roland Allen’s work Missionary Methods: St. Paul’s or Ours? four years ago, while a student in GFM’s Mission Training School. I blew through the book so quickly then, that I didn’t learn much that has translated to practical application in my ministry. BUT, I know enough and hear enough good recommendations of it from people I trust, to know it’s well worth reading. That’s why I’m starting to dig into it again.

Alan Hirsch (of The Forgotten Ways fame) lets us know that Allen’s two most-read books are available online for free. If you’re not familiar with Allen’s work, these might be worth checking out. Here are the links:

Missionary Methods: St. Paul’s or Ours?

The Spontaneous Expansion of the Church: and the Causes which Hinder it

For those who have been challenged by Alan Hirsch, he says of these two Roland Allen books, “All interested in missional movements MUST read them.” Not a bad endorsement!