See the post here on developing a local theology and the excerpt below on our attempt to do local theology as a church:

The Four Self Church

We are cultivating a Four-Self Church, a concept that was tweaked by Paul Hiebert in his Anthropological Reflections on Missiological Issues (probably the most influential missiology text I have read). Most church planters are aware of the Three-Self Church—self-governing, self-sustaining, self-propagating. Hiebert adds a fourth—self-theologizing.

We are trying to strike the delicate balance between teaching theology and cultivating theologians, between downloading Systematic Theology and discipling Christians who do theology to address issues in our Keep Austin Weird culture. One way we are doing this is through our Interpreting Scripture and Culture class.

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