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Family (oikos) Evangelism for reaching forward caste Hindus in India

DW Fowlkes, P Verster
Verbum et Ecclesia | Vol 27, No 1 | a138 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ve.v27i1.138 | © 2006 DW Fowlkes, P Verster | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 21 September 2006 | Published: 17 November 2006

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DW Fowlkes, University of the Free State, South Africa
P Verster, University of the Free State, South Africa

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Abstract

This article acknowledges the need for Church Planting Movements among the unreached peoples of India. Of particular concern to this study is the application of Church Planting Movement strategy to forward caste Hindus of India. It is shown that evangelizing households (family or “oikos” evangelism) is a New Testament strategy and the most appropriate strategy for reaching forward caste Hindus. It is concluded that Christian disciples remaining within Hindu culture and familial systems hold the potential for the most indigenous approach to evangelizing forward caste Hindus.

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