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Ed Stetzer

Ed Stetzer, an Outreach magazine contributing editor, holds the Billy Graham distinguished chair of church, mission and evangelism at Wheaton College and the Wheaton Grad School, where he also oversees the Billy Graham Center for Evangelism. He has trained pastors and church planters on five continents, holds two masters degrees and two doctorates, and has written dozens of articles and books.

4 Reasons Small Churches Are Essential to the Kingdom

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“God used small churches to launch Christendom throughout the entire world and is still using them today.”

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Are You on Track if You Lead a Church of Fewer Than 100 People?

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“We need to acknowledge the reality that church planting is a long, hard slog. And it is a lot harder than it used to be.”

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Why House Churches Are Integral to the Kingdom

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“As healthy expressions grow, and their stories are told, we can see more examples of house, simple and organic churches.”

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How Should Christians View Immigration and the Refugee Crisis?

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Ed Stetzer: “My primary focus is helping Christians and churches show and share the love of Jesus.”

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Church Planting Shifts, Part 4: Supporting Planters

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“We currently don’t have the kind of financial-support model that our new cultural reality needs.”

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Breaking Church-Growth Barriers: Build a Bigger Leadership Table

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Ed Stetzer: “Our goals must reflect a community of making disciples and exerting cultural influence.”

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Church Planting Shifts, Part 3: Preparing Our People for Witness

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“If we are to succeed in this new, more secular space, we need to do more than simply acknowledge this shift.”

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Church Planting Shifts, Part 2: From Nominal to Secular

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“Our approach needs to change for there to be significant traction in planting movements within a largely secular society.”

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Church Planting Shifts, Part 1: The Launch

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“Church planters tend to think that their individual and local church planting model is the norm globally. But that’s not the case.”

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3 Keys to Protecting Your Leadership Credibility

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“A leader who has wasted his or her influence is a leader who is putting out fires instead of starting fires under people.”

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