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Resources by Ed Stetzer

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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 them

by Ed Stetzer and Jason Hayes

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 unders… Read more…

Southern Baptist Identity: An Evangelical Denomination Faces the Future

Southern Baptist Identity: An Evangelical Denomination Faces the Future

by Richard Land, R. Albert MohlerJr., Russell D. Moore, David S. Dockery, Timothy George, Daniel L. Akin, Paige Patterson, Ed Stetzer, R. Stanton Norman, Gregory A. Wills, James Leo Garrett, Morris H. Chapman, Jim Shaddix, Thom Rainer, M Day, Russell Moore and Mike Day

What was once a small, southern, predominantly white denomination has become America's largest evangelical denomination. Yet with the Southern Baptist Convention's growth have come the challenges of increasing fragmentation, theological controversy, and sweeping cultural change. These challenges have caused leaders and members to ask: What does it me… Read more…

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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…

Christians Are Hate-Filled Hypocrites...and Other Lies You've Been Told: A Sociologist Shatters Myths From the Secular and Christian Media

Christians Are Hate-Filled Hypocrites...and Other Lies You've Been Told: A Sociologist Shatters Myths From the Secular and Christian Media

by Ed Stetzer and Bradley R.E. Ph.D. Wright

According to the media, the church is rapidly shrinking, both in numbers and in effectiveness. But the good news is, much of the bad news is wrong. Sociologist Bradley R. E. Wright uncovers what's really happening in the church: evangelicals are more respected by secular culture now than they were ten years ago; divorce rates of Christians are lower than… Read more…

Purple Book, Updated Edition

Purple Book, Updated Edition

by Ed Stetzer, Rice Broocks and Steve Murrell

In today's uncertain world, storms will arise that test your faith in a loving heavenly Father. At times, the winds and waves of the world's deceptions will roll in and seek to erode your confidence in God. Without a firm foundation in the truth of God's Word, you may be tempted to go off course and accept less than God's best for you. Howeve… Read more…

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…

Do Something Beautiful: The Story of Everything and a Guide to Finding Your Place In It

Do Something Beautiful: The Story of Everything and a Guide to Finding Your Place In It

by Ed Stetzer, R. York Moore and York Moore

Do you find yourself chasing “something more”?We are people seized by longings we can’t seem to satisfy. It’s built into us—in our very bones. We were created with an innate desire to be a part of a world and a story bigger than ours. Sadly, however, most of us spend our lives blind to the fact that this story and this world… Read more…

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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…

The Church in Babylon: Heeding the Call to Be a Light in the Darkness

The Church in Babylon: Heeding the Call to Be a Light in the Darkness

by Ed Stetzer and Erwin W. Lutzer

How do we live faithfully in a country becoming more and more hostile to our faith in Christ?Like the Israelites in Babylon, we must find a way to maintain our faith in the midst of a pagan culture. But that requires we answer two crucial questions:How did we get here?How do we prepare for the dark and difficult days ahead?In The Church in Babylon, Dr. … Read more…

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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…

Christians in the Age of Outrage

Christians in the Age of Outrage

by Ed Stetzer

Are you tired of reading another news story about Christians supposedly acting at their worst?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? One short ou… 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…


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