Adam Coker is a former missionary with the IMB and currently serves as Assistant Professor of History and Christian Studies at Brewton-Parker College. In this article, he shares his personal experience of being trained in CPM methods as a new IMB missionary. He then critiques T4T methodology using seven T4T problems as his outline:
- Making the method the message
- Guilt-based motivation to evangelism
- Rapid promotion to leadership
- Obedience-based discipleship
- Starting with pre-existing believers
- General mishandling of Scripture
- Listening is not in the program
Read it here (11 pages).
Coker, Adam. “A Strange Sort of Orthodoxy: An Analysis of the T4T and CPM Approach to Missions.” Southwestern Journal of Theology 59, no. 1 (January 1, 2016): 77–87.
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