Your church has an opportunity to function as a church “on mission” as well as a biblical responsibility to reach out both locally and abroad. This workshop identifies the characteristics of effective missional churches and examines the barriers and the challenges that stop churches from living out their calling. As a specialist in helping churches reach unchurched people, Alan McMahan will outline practical strategies that your church can use to more effectively engage the harvest all around you and around the world.
About Dr. McMahan
Alan McMahan has served in churches in North America and on the Pacific Rim as well as taught in the areas of missiology, church growth, leadership, organizational development, and evangelism. He has been active in training undergraduate and graduate students, including mid-career professionals, Bible school teachers, pastors, and denominational leaders through the U.S., Canada, Eastern Europe, and Southeast Asia in the effective means to develop leaders and grow churches. He maintains an active consulting service in churches and is the former President of the American Society of Church Growth. He has earned degrees from Fuller Seminary, Asbury Seminary, the Alliance Theological Seminary and Nyack College. His Ph.D. dissertation was entitled, “Training Turnaround Leaders, Systemic Approaches to Reinstate Growth in Plateaued Churches.” He has served as a Vice President for the Alliance Theological Seminary, and as the Academic Dean at The King’s College in mid-town Manhattan. Dr. McMahan now works at Biola University as an Associate Professor in the School of Intercultural Studies, and he serves as the department chair for the Undergraduate Intercultural Studies Program. He and his wife live in La Mirada, California.