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Effective Staffing for Vital Churches The Essential Guide to Finding and Keeping the Right People

Effective Staffing for Vital Churches The Essential Guide to Finding and Keeping the Right People

by Ed Stetzer, Bill Easum and Bill Tenny-Brittian

Well-staffed churches grow. But how do churches staff for growth in these rapidly changing times when budgets are tight, mission opportunities abound, and there is a growing shortage of qualified pastors, staff members, and church leaders? Two veteran pastors and church growth consultants offer workable solutions that focus on the four core processes vital t… Read more…

How to Multiply Your Church The Most Effective Way to Grow

How to Multiply Your Church The Most Effective Way to Grow

by Ed Stetzer and Ralph Moore

Churches in North America are bigger than ever, but their slow rate of growth cannot keep up with population increases. Existing churches simply cannot add enough new believers! The good news is that by multiplying--steadily and strategically planting new churches that, in turn, plant new churches--the global Church creates more of what Ralph Moore calls har… Read more…

Making Disciples Developing Lifelong Followers of Jesus

Making Disciples Developing Lifelong Followers of Jesus

by Ed Stetzer and Ralph Moore

The Great Commission is to make disciples. Renowned church planter and pastor Ralph Moore shows leaders why a focus on making disciples is the essential next step once a church is planted. This biblical, practical handbook will guide churches of any size to focus their ministries around Jesus's command to his followers to make disciples of all nations. M… Read more…

11 Innovations in the Local Church How Today's Leaders Can Learn, Discern and Move into the Future

11 Innovations in the Local Church How Today's Leaders Can Learn, Discern and Move into the Future

by Ed Stetzer, Steve Sjogren, Elmer L. Towns and Warren Bird

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 app… Read more…

The Missional Quest Becoming a Church of the Long Run

The Missional Quest Becoming a Church of the Long Run

by Ed Stetzer, Lance Ford and Brad Brisco

When Christ calls people, he invites them on a journey—a journey taken together in community. We have reached a point in history, however, when we think of the church as a fixed place where isolated individuals show up, consume a Christian message, drink some coffee, and get on with their lives. The times demand, and the gospel proclaims, that we… Read more…

What Jesus Started Joining the Movement, Changing the World

What Jesus Started Joining the Movement, Changing the World

by Ed Stetzer and Steve Addison

2014 Outreach Magazine Resource of the Year (Church Health) Sometimes we get so caught up in the power of Jesus shouting from the cross, 'It is finished!' that we forget that Jesus started something. What Jesus started was a movement that began small, with intimate conversations designed to build disciples into apostles who would go out in t… Read more…

Rediscovering Discipleship

Rediscovering Discipleship

by Ed Stetzer, Robby F. Gallaty, Robby Gallaty and Robert F. Gallaty

Discipleship is the buzzword today. Many believers are contemplating in a fresh way what it means to take the Great Commission seriously. Rediscovering Discipleship takes the guesswork out of Christian maturity. Based on insights gained from a decade of personally making disciples, author and pastor Robby Gallaty tackles the two hindrances that keep bel… Read more…

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Be Mean About the Vision

Be Mean About the Vision

by Ed Stetzer and Shawn Lovejoy

Almost every organization has a vision. Few ever accomplish it. Even after short-term success in it, fewer stay true to it over time. Be Mean: Relentlessly Protecting the Vision is about regaining or sustaining the trajectory of the vision over time. It’s about staying true to the vision. Lovejoy explains that this requires understanding the importance… Read more…

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Finish the Mission: Bringing the Gospel to the Unreached and Unengaged

Finish the Mission: Bringing the Gospel to the Unreached and Unengaged

by Louie Giglio, David Platt, John Piper, Michael Oh, David Mathis, Ed Stetzer and Michael Ramsden

<p><strong>This is no ordinary missions book.</strong> The theme isn't new, but the approach is refreshing and compelling, as contributors David Platt, Louie Giglio, Michael Ramsden, Ed Stetzer, Michael Oh, David Mathis, and John Piper take up the mantle of the Great Commission and its Spirit-powered completion.</p> <p>From … Read more…

The Mission of the Church: Five Views in Conversation

The Mission of the Church: Five Views in Conversation

by Ed Stetzer, Craig Ott, Darrell Guder, Stephen Bevans, Ruth Padilla DeBorst and Edward Rommen

Leading Voices from across Christian Traditions Discuss the Mission of the ChurchWhat 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 re… Read more…

Holy Subversion (Foreword by Ed Stetzer): Allegiance to Christ in an Age of Rivals

Holy Subversion (Foreword by Ed Stetzer): Allegiance to Christ in an Age of Rivals

by Ed Stetzer and Trevin Wax

<p>Christians are too often guilty of pledging their allegiance to the influential principalities and powers of this age rather than to Christ alone. In <em>Holy Subversion</em>, Trevin Wax challenges such behavior by urging a return to the subversive lifestyle of the earliest Christians. Their proclamation and demonstration that 'Jesus… Read more…

The Forgotten Ways Reactivating Apostolic Movements

The Forgotten Ways Reactivating Apostolic Movements

by Jeff Vanderstelt, Ed Stetzer and Alan Hirsch

Alan Hirsch's paradigm-shifting classic remains the definitive statement of the church as dynamic missional movement. The bestselling first edition ignited a conversation about how to harness the power of movements for the future growth of the church. In this major update, Hirsch shares significant insights gained along the way, provides fresh new exampl… Read more…


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