Ed Stetzer-Comeback Churches

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Published on September 10, 2008

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Audio Conference for Pastors with Ed Stetzer.

AUDIO CONFERENCE Tuesday, September 18 th ● 11:30 AM (EDT)

OUR GUEST ED STETZER Director of LifeWay Research LifeWay Missiologist in Residence Lifeway Christian Resources , Nashville, TN

ED STETZER

Director of LifeWay Research

LifeWay Missiologist in Residence

Lifeway Christian Resources , Nashville, TN

OUR GUEST ED STETZER Church Starter / Pastor Seminary professor Senior Dir., Center for Missional Research at NAMB BLOGS @ www.edstetzer.com

ED STETZER

Church Starter / Pastor

Seminary professor

Senior Dir., Center for Missional Research at NAMB

BLOGS @ www.edstetzer.com

OUR GUEST ED STETZER Sunday School Education Two masters degrees Two doctorates "Breaking the Missional Code“ “ Planting Missional Churches”

ED STETZER

Sunday School Education

Two masters degrees

Two doctorates

"Breaking the Missional Code“

“ Planting Missional Churches”

COMEBACK CHURCHES How 300 Churches Turned Around and Yours Can Too By Ed Stetzer and Mike Dodson

How 300 Churches Turned Around and Yours Can Too

By Ed Stetzer and Mike Dodson

The Study Method Examined 324 comeback churches That experienced renewed growth after a period of decline Increased membership and increased baptisms

Examined 324 comeback churches

That experienced renewed growth after a period of decline

Increased membership and increased baptisms

The Study Method Using surveys and phone interviews Criteria for a “comeback church”: Experienced 5 years of plateau or decline since 1995 Followed by significant growth over the past 2 to 5 years Membership to baptism (conversion) ratio of 35:1 At least a 10% increase in attendance, per year

Using surveys and phone interviews

Criteria for a “comeback church”:

Experienced 5 years of plateau or decline since 1995

Followed by significant growth over the past 2 to 5 years

Membership to baptism (conversion) ratio of 35:1

At least a 10% increase in attendance, per year

Question #1 Why was it so important to study Comeback Churches ?

Why was it so important to study Comeback Churches ?

Why? The statistics on churches are alarming Many churches are flat to declining We want to help churches “come back” after a decline Using biblical principles Learn from the experiences of others 10 9.5 10 10 9

The statistics on churches are alarming

Many churches are flat to declining

We want to help churches “come back” after a decline

Using biblical principles

Learn from the experiences of others

Why? The BIG question : What principles from Comeback Churches could guide pastors and churches down the path of revitalization?

The BIG question :

What principles from Comeback Churches could guide pastors and churches down the path of revitalization?

Question #2 What are the three faith factors that influenced Comeback Churches ?

What are the three faith factors that influenced Comeback Churches ?

3 Factors Factor #1: ______________ Factor #2: ______________ Factor #3: ______________

Factor #1: ______________

Factor #2: ______________

Factor #3: ______________

Question #3 What kind of preaching and worship style is most effective in Comeback Churches ?

What kind of preaching and worship style is most effective in Comeback Churches ?

Worship and Preaching Matter Comeback churches valued worship Identified their mood of worship as celebrative (96%) and orderly (95%) Discovered their passion for God and His mission by examining their worship

Comeback churches valued worship

Identified their mood of worship as celebrative (96%) and orderly (95%)

Discovered their passion for God and His mission by examining their worship

Worship and Preaching Matter Comeback churches came in all different styles Generally more contemporary than traditional

Comeback churches came in all different styles

Generally more contemporary than traditional

Musical Selections Musical Selection in Comeback Churches Contemporary Traditional Hymns Praise Choruses 59% 75% 90%

Worship Moods 96% 95% 84% 69% 62% 35% 17% 15% 14% 2% 1%

Question #4 Is there a “best” evangelistic method or strategy that Comeback Churches should implement?

Is there a “best” evangelistic method or strategy that Comeback Churches should implement?

7 Evangelism Principles Our greatest motivation for evangelism is our own relationship with God Live like a messenger of God in this world Organize for evangelism using multiple methods It takes a whole church to win a community

Our greatest motivation for evangelism is our own relationship with God

Live like a messenger of God in this world

Organize for evangelism using multiple methods

It takes a whole church to win a community

7 Evangelism Principles The whole church has to embrace the mandate for evangelism Create an environment in which spontaneous and planned evangelism can take place Recognize and purposefully plan for “doors of entry” to the church

The whole church has to embrace the mandate for evangelism

Create an environment in which spontaneous and planned evangelism can take place

Recognize and purposefully plan for “doors of entry” to the church

Question #5 In what areas must we see transformation for our churches to experience a Comeback ?

In what areas must we see transformation for our churches to experience a Comeback ?

Question #6 What must we specifically do as leaders to lead a Comeback Church ?

What must we specifically do as leaders to lead a Comeback Church ?

Question #7 What cautions or warnings would you give us about leading our churches to Comeback ?

What cautions or warnings would you give us about leading our churches to Comeback ?

Questions? Thanks to Dr. Ed Stetzer for providing the template and content for this Audio Conference visual supplement. 4* to Self-Mute Phone

Questions?

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