This course is designed to introduce students to Church Growth. The course will attempt to establish the foundation of Church Growth theology, consider the current trends in Church Renewal and evaluate the missional nature of the local church in light of contemporary culture. There will be an introduction to the theology of Church Growth. This course will also discuss the relevancy of Church Growth theology in contemporary culture and look at contemporary trends in Church Development. Postmodern and multi-cultural aspects of Church Development will also be considered. Potential strategies and practical suggestions for the local church will be evaluated in order for a church to engage and grow in contemporary culture.