For our last President’s Forum of the semester, we have the privilege of having missiologist Ed Stetzer visit our campus. I want to encourage any readers in the Orlando area to come and take advantage of this. Lunch is on the house (Chipotle bowls – please RSVP to Kim Sutter – firstname.lastname@example.org). I will be interviewing Ed primarily on his latest book, Subversive Kingdom.
Ed is a pastor, church planter, prolific author and missiologist. He is president of LifeWay Research, visiting professor of missiology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and visiting research Professor at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He blogs frequently, writes extensively on missionality and church planting, and is the lead pastor of Grace Church, which he planted, in Hendersonville, Tenn. His recent article in USA Today about how Christianity is not declining in the United States is quite fascinating and a good read.
He is the author of
• Planting New Churches in a Postmodern Age (2003),
• Perimeters of Light: Biblical Boundaries for the Emerging Church (w/ Elmer Towns, 2004),
• Breaking the Missional Code (w/ David Putman, 2006),
• Planting Missional Churches (2006),
• Comeback Churches (with Mike Dodson, 2007),
• 11 Innovations in the Local Church (with Elmer Towns and Warren Bird, 2007), and
• Compelled by Love: The Most Excellent Way to Missional Living (with Philip Nation)
• Lost and Found: The Younger Unchurched and Churches that Reach Them (with Richie Stanley and Jason Hayes, 2009)
• MissionShift: Global Mission Issues in the Third Millennium (edited with David Hesselgrave, 2010)
• Transformational Church (with Thom Rainer, 2010)
I look forward to seeing you there! If you can’t make it, the video will be posted here.