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Ed Stetzer. He also serves as the executive director of the Billy Graham Center at Wheaton. Stetzer is a prolific author and a well-known conference speaker. Stetzer is a contributing editor for Christianity Today and a columnist for Outreach magazine. Sort order. Dec 06, Brian Whited rated it liked it Shelves: theology. Stetzer has written a book for prospective church planters. He believes that planting new culturally relevant churches is the key America needs to reach the unchurched of the postmodern generation.
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In undertaking this task Stetzer writes about some of the leading cultures on the postmodern world, what a church would look like in these areas, what type of leaders are needed, and some of the actual steps and processes that go into birthing a new church. Overall, this book has numerous amounts of p Stetzer has written a book for prospective church planters.
Overall, this book has numerous amounts of practical advice for planting healthy churches in this generation. The most biblical church is the one in which the cross is the only stumbling block fro the unchurched. Lost people should face no church-culture stumbling blocks that keep them from Christ. Mar 14, Jeff Miller rated it liked it. An overall good "scratch the surface" overview of not just what organizational things to keep in mind when planting a church, but also how a church must be relatable to our current world culture.
Church planting is a missionary work. With this in mind, the focus of planting becomes so much clearer.
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The only real problem with this book is that for someone like me, I would have preferred it to have included a more ordered list of "first you do this, then you do that; be sure to remember to do this An overall good "scratch the surface" overview of not just what organizational things to keep in mind when planting a church, but also how a church must be relatable to our current world culture. The only real problem with this book is that for someone like me, I would have preferred it to have included a more ordered list of "first you do this, then you do that; be sure to remember to do this, and don't forget that.
But not on church planting on evangelizing. Apr 25, nate rated it really liked it. An excellent resource for understanding the nuts and bolts of what goes into planting a new church.
Stetzer quotes tons of research, seems to have a good grasp on where culture is at and where it is going, and keeps things interesting all the way through. Dec 15, Chad Benkert rated it really liked it. Read this years ago and ran across this as I was looking for other books by Stetzer. I recall really enjoying the book. Jan 18, Jeff rated it it was amazing. Practical manual for all pastors and church planters! A must read in the church planters library! Oct 15, Andrew rated it really liked it. One of the better books that I have read on the topic.
JD Thorne rated it liked it Mar 27, Lon rated it really liked it Jul 18, Drew Gaylor rated it liked it Mar 24, Oct 22, Brian rated it really liked it Shelves: leadership. Standard reading for church planters.
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Libby rated it really liked it Nov 15, Reality: In many ways, North America has become the new mission field. Whether you like it or not, the mission field has come to you, regardless of where you live. I strongly believe that church planters are modern-day missionaries serving in a variety of new mission contexts. Church planting is needed in every context, in every part of the world.
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There are new churches being planted in all parts of the world, including rural, suburban, urban, and even mall churches, to name a few. We need churches to be planted in every city, region, and nation to reach the two billion people globally who do not know Jesus Christ. Church planters are always looking for where they can start a new church. As I drive around a new city I often find myself thinking, T hat would be a great place to start a new church.
As you look around, begin to think like a missionary and assess the needs of your city.
Reality: There is a common stereotype that church planters are type A, extroverted, caffeinated, charismatic individuals who can draw a big crowd, but I would strongly challenge that notion. This myth has kept more people from engaging in church planting than any other. The truth is, God uses all kinds of people to plant all kinds of churches. Many of the church planters I have met are not extreme extroverts, but ones who share a common passion to reach beyond themselves to see people come to Christ through planting new churches.
While church planting does involve trying new things and being flexible, it does not require that you be an extreme extrovert. A friend of mine named Ben was turned down by a church-planting network for not being an extrovert. I began to coach him and he eventually planted a church that grew to more than five hundred people and became a regional network leader. The work of church planting calls for someone who has a humble heart and is willing to do whatever the Lord has called them to do.
As we can see, many of the common myths about church planting are not accurate, nor do they give a reasonable excuse for us not to plant new churches. The mission of God and the sheer number of unchurched people in the world compel us to plant new churches in every context. Join the church planting revolution that is happening all around us. Women and men from all around the country and world are mobilizing to reach the lost with the gospel by engaging in a unique surge of church planting.
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Get your copy from our store now. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. Share on Facebook. David Fitch Maybe you are thinking, Why do we need to start new churches? Too Many Churches Already Exist Reality: As we have already said, there are two billion people who do not know Jesus, and nearly one-third of the people on the planet do not have a local church to attend. In , there were twenty-eight churches for every 10, Americans. In , there were seventeen churches for every 10, Americans. In , there were twelve churches for every 10, Americans.