Roland Allen

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J. D. Payne serves as the pastor for church multiplication with The Church at Brook Hills in Birmingham, Alabama. Before moving to Birmingham, he served with the North American Mission Board and as an associate professor at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary where he taught church planting and evangelism and directed the Center for North American Missions and Church Planting. He has pastored churches in Kentucky and Indiana and has served with several church planting teams.

He is the author of Missional House Churches: Reaching Our Communities with the Gospel; The Barnabas Factors: Eight Essential Practices of Church Planting Team Members; Discovering Church Planting: An Introduction to the Whats, Whys, and Hows of Global Church Planting; Evangelism: A Biblical Response to Today's Questions; Strangers Next Door: Immigration, Migration, and Mission; and Kingdom Expressions: Trends Influencing the Advancement of the Gospel.

He blogs at and can be found on Twitter @jd_payne.

He is married to Sarah. They have three children, Hannah, Rachel, and Joel.

Roland Allen

Pioneer of Spontaneous Expansion

Authored by J. D. Payne

Roland Allen: Pioneer of Spontaneous Expansion examines the life of Allen and his convictions regarding the missionary work of the Church. Drawing extensively from Allen’s publications, Payne weaves together a concise explanation of Allen's thinking that provided the foundation for what he came to describe as the “spontaneous expansion of the Church.”

This well-documented work addresses Allen’s views on the way of Jesus and the Apostles, indigenous churches, Holy Spirit, the role and faith of the missionary, devolution, leadership development, voluntary clergy, and non-professional missionaries.

This book will be of interest to church leaders, missionaries, and other mission-minded thinkers who wish to explore the radical missiology of one of the most influential Christian writers of the twentieth century.

Publication Date:
1475123892 / 9781475123890
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
5.25" x 8"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Religion / Christian Ministry / Missions

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