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Stetzer, Ed

Overview
Works: 77 works in 141 publications in 2 languages and 2,659 library holdings
Roles: Author, Editor, Speaker, Contributor
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Most widely held works by Ed Stetzer
Planting missional churches by Ed Stetzer( Book )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Planting Missional Churches is an instruction book for planting biblically faithful and culturally relevant churches. It addresses the "how-to" and "why" issues of church planting by providing practical guidance through all the phases of a church plant while taking a missional look at existing and emerging cultures. --
Lost and found : the younger unchurched and the churches that reach them by Ed Stetzer( Book )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who are the young unchurched, and how can they be reached with the good news of Jesus Christ?In a poll result highlighted by CNN Headline News and USA Today, nearly half of nonchurchgoers between the ages of twenty and twenty-nine agreed with the statement, "Christians get on my nerves." Now, researchers behind the larger study present Lost and Found, a blend of dynamic hard data and modern day parable that tells the real story of an unchurched generation that is actually quite spiritual and yet circumspect, open to Jesus but not the church. As such, Lost and Found is written to the church, using often-surprising results from the copious research here to strike another nerve and break some long established assumptions about how to effectively engage the lost. Leading missiologist Ed Stetzer and his associates first offer a detailed investigation of the four younger unchurched types. With a better understanding of their unique experiences, they next clarify the importance each type places on community, depth of content, social responsibility, and making cross-generational connections in relation to spiritual matters. Most valuably, Lost and Found finds the churches that have learned to reach unchurched young adults by paying close attention to those key markers vetted by the research. Their exciting stories will make it clear how your church can bring searching souls from this culture to authentic faith in Christ. Those who are lost can indeed be found. Come take a closer look
Breaking the missional code : your church can become a missionary in your community by Ed Stetzer( Book )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Across North America, many pastors are excited to see churches growing as they achieve their mission to connect the message of the gospel with the community at large. Still others are equally frustrated, following the exact same model for outreach but with lesser results. Indeed, just because a 'missional breakthrough' occurs in one place doesn't mean it will happen the same way elsewhere. One size does not fit all, but there are cultural codes that must be broken for all churches to grow and remain effective in their specific mission context. Breaking the Missional Code provides expert insight on church culture and church vision casting, plus case studies of successful missional churches impacting their communities. 'We have to recognize there are cultural barriers (in addition to spiritual ones) that blind people from understanding the gospel, ' the authors write. 'Our task is to find the right way to break through those cultural barriers without removing the spiritual and theological ones.'"--Jacket
Viral churches : helping church planters become movement makers by Ed Stetzer( Book )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on a study that was commissioned by the Leadership Network, this book reveals the best practices in church planting and uncovers the common threads among them. --from publisher description
Planting new churches in a postmodern age by Ed Stetzer( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Planting New Churches in a Postmodern Age is an instruction book for planting biblically faithful and culturally relevant churches. It addresses the "how-to" and "why" issues of church planting by providing practical guidance through all the phases of a church plant with a missional look at existing and emerging cultures. --
Comeback churches : how 300 churches turned around and yours can too by Ed Stetzer( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Research shows that over time, most churches plateau and then eventually decline. Typically, they start strong and experience periods of growth, then stagnate and lose members. Since 1991, the North American population has increased by 15 percent while the number of 2unchurched3 people has increased by 92 percent. Large church houses that were filled in the 1950s and 60s now hold a fraction of their capacity. To counter this trend, authors Ed Stetzer and Mike Dodson surveyed 300 churches from across ten different denominations that recently achieved healthy evangelistic growth after a significant season of decline. What they have discovered is an exciting method of congregation reinvigoration that is shared in the new book entitled Comeback Churches. - Publisher
Christians in the age of outrage : how to bring our best when the world is at its worst by Ed Stetzer( Book )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Today there are too many examples of those claiming to follow Christ being caustic, divisive, and irrational, contributing to dismissals of the Christian faith as hypocritical, self-interested, and politically co-opted. What has happened in our society?"--Publisher marketing
Missionshift : global mission issues in the third millennium( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For an understanding of the future of mission, we need a clear understanding of the past and present status of God's mission and the work of missions in and through the church. Gaining such understanding is the task of academics and local church leaders alike. MissionShift offers an accessible overview to the necessary subject of mission in the church today and tomorrow."--Back cover
Transformational church : creating a new scorecard for congregations by Ed Stetzer( Book )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and Chinese and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two church research experts take a qualitative look at how churches can change the culture through the transformative power of the gospel. --from publisher description
The mission of the church : five views in conversation by Stephen B Bevans( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is the mission of the church? Every seminarian and church leader must wrestle with that question. No matter what designation a church uses to describe itself, it must also think critically about why it exists and what it should be doing. In this book, five leading voices representing a range of Christian traditions engage in an enlightening conversation as they present and compare their perspectives on the mission of the church. Each contributor offers his or her view and responds to the other four views. Contributors include Stephen B. Bevans, Darrell L. Guder, Ruth Padilla DeBorst, Edward Rommen, and Ed Stetzer. The book's format is ideal for classroom use and will also benefit pastors and church leaders. (Publisher)
Finish the mission : bringing the Gospel to the unreached and unengaged by John Piper( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contributors including David Platt, Louie Giglio, and John Piper join forces to compel Christians to cross cultural and linguistic barriers to reach the unengaged and unreached people groups with the gospel
Breaking the discipleship code : becoming a missional follower of Jesus by David Putman( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ed Stetzer and David Putman's popular church leadership book Breaking the Missional Code is helping pastors and ministry staff to guide their collective congregations toward becoming missionaries in their communities. But the need remains for this concept to be further defined at an individual level. Breaking the Discipleship Code, written this time by Putman with a foreword from Stetzer, opens the door to a greater understanding of what it means to personally be a missional follower of Jesus in relation to every aspect of our changing world. Balancing cultural relevance with biblical faithfulness, the book invites ordinary believers, whether on Wall Street or in a Waffle House, next door or across the ocean, to begin having an extraordinary spiritual impact in their unique context.- book flap
Perimeters of light : biblical boundaries for the emerging church by Elmer L Towns( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

11 innovations in the local church : how today's leaders can learn, discern and move into the future by Elmer L Towns( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Join three seasoned church-ministry experts on an insider's tour of the most innovative churches today! Discover a dozen types of innovation, each with profiles of congregations that have implemented that innovation. This is more than a show-and-tell tour, however. Each chapter offers a solid take-away for church leaders on how to learn and apply the appropriate innovation profiled. The authors also offer scripturally based assessments of both the positive and negatives implications of implementing each innovation, providing guidance and wisdom. There are many ways to present the gospel, and this timely book will serve as a springboard for church leaders scratching their heads and asking themselves, "What should we do next'" By learning from a dozen different church types, church leaders can become more intentional about exploring new directions and reaching more of the world for Christ
Kingdom first : starting churches that shape movements by Jeff Christopherson( )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spin-off churches : how one church successfully plants another by Rodney Harrison( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Veteran missional church planters present a much needed how-to resource for churches desiring to sponsor the planting of other new churches locally and globally
Spiritual warfare and missions : the battle for God's glory among the nations by Jerry Rankin( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Subversive kingdom : living as agents of gospel transformation by Ed Stetzer( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ed Stetzer turns controversial Christian living on its head with this inspiring, instructional guide to life in the kingdom of God--not just church, not just check marks, but a full, everyday, out-there adventure of worship, lifestyle, relationships, and service. It's about living so confident in God's eternal promises that you can live every moment at His complete disposal, deployed by His Spirit to make creative, courageous inroads into the heart of a dying culture. Join the army of fellow followers who are rescuing lives, changing assumptions, and subverting by God's grace a world gone horribly wrong." -- Back cover
Transformational groups : creating a new scorecard for groups by Ed Stetzer( Book )

3 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Transformational Groups, Ed Stetzer and Eric Geiger provide a map to transformational success for your church's groups ministry. Using data from the largest survey of pastors and laypersons ever done on the condition of groups in the church, they define a simple process to lead your groups from where they are to where God wants them to be
Serving God in today's cities by Patrick Johnstone( )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For the first time ever, more people now live in cities than outside them. Join veteran researcher and missiologist Patrick Johnstone as he explores the fastest growing cities and megacities, showing how Christian workers address people's spiritual, physical, and social needs. Cities offer big headaches and vast opportunities, and agencies that once focused on rural work are increasingly turning their attention to urban centers. Journey with Patrick as he shares God's heart for the city and introduces pastors, missionaries, and community workers who are addressing urbanization's key challenges. God has a heart for today's cities. See how you can join this urgent mission.--Back cover
 
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Lost and found : the younger unchurched and the churches that reach them
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Lost and found : the younger unchurched and the churches that reach themBreaking the missional code : your church can become a missionary in your communityViral churches : helping church planters become movement makersPlanting new churches in a postmodern ageComeback churches : how 300 churches turned around and yours can tooMissionshift : global mission issues in the third millenniumTransformational church : creating a new scorecard for congregationsBreaking the discipleship code : becoming a missional follower of Jesus
Alternative Names
Ed Stetzer American writer

Ed Stetzer escritor estadounidense

Stetzer, Edward

스태저, 에드

스테저, 에드

스테처, 에드

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