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Ed Stetzer-Comeback Churches

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    • 1. AUDIO CONFERENCE Tuesday, September 18 th ● 11:30 AM (EDT)
    • 2. OUR GUEST
      • ED STETZER
        • Director of LifeWay Research
        • LifeWay Missiologist in Residence
        • Lifeway Christian Resources , Nashville, TN
    • 3. OUR GUEST
      • ED STETZER
      • Church Starter / Pastor
      • Seminary professor
      • Senior Dir., Center for Missional Research at NAMB
      • BLOGS @ www.edstetzer.com
    • 4. OUR GUEST
      • ED STETZER
      • Sunday School Education
      • Two masters degrees
      • Two doctorates
      • "Breaking the Missional Code“
      • “ Planting Missional Churches”
    • 5. COMEBACK CHURCHES
      • How 300 Churches Turned Around and Yours Can Too
      • By Ed Stetzer and Mike Dodson
    • 6. The Study Method
      • Examined 324 comeback churches
        • That experienced renewed growth after a period of decline
        • Increased membership and increased baptisms
    • 7. 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
    • 8. Question #1
      • Why was it so important to study Comeback Churches ?
    • 9. 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
    • 10. Why?
      • The BIG question :
      • What principles from Comeback Churches could guide pastors and churches down the path of revitalization?
    • 11. Question #2
      • What are the three faith factors that influenced Comeback Churches ?
    • 12. 3 Factors
      • Factor #1: ______________
      • Factor #2: ______________
      • Factor #3: ______________
    • 13. Question #3
      • What kind of preaching and worship style is most effective in Comeback Churches ?
    • 14. 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
    • 15. Worship and Preaching Matter
      • Comeback churches came in all different styles
      • Generally more contemporary than traditional
    • 16. Musical Selections Musical Selection in Comeback Churches Contemporary Traditional Hymns Praise Choruses 59% 75% 90%
    • 17. Worship Moods 96% 95% 84% 69% 62% 35% 17% 15% 14% 2% 1%
    • 18. Question #4
      • Is there a “best” evangelistic method or strategy that Comeback Churches should implement?
    • 19. 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
    • 20. 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
    • 21. Question #5
      • In what areas must we see transformation for our churches to experience a Comeback ?
    • 22. Question #6
      • What must we specifically do as leaders to lead a Comeback Church ?
    • 23. Question #7
      • What cautions or warnings would you give us about leading our churches to Comeback ?
    • 24.
      • Questions?
      Thanks to Dr. Ed Stetzer for providing the template and content for this Audio Conference visual supplement. 4* to Self-Mute Phone
    • 25. AFTER CONFERENCE
      • Group Discussions
      • Click below to join the On-Line Chat on the Missional Network at
      • LEADERSHIP CHAT
      Or go to: http://missionalnetworkweb.com