AUDIO CONFERENCE Tuesday, September 18 th   ●  11:30 AM (EDT)
OUR GUEST <ul><li>ED STETZER </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Director of LifeWay  Research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>LifeWay  Missi...
OUR GUEST <ul><li>ED STETZER </li></ul><ul><li>Church Starter / Pastor </li></ul><ul><li>Seminary professor </li></ul><ul>...
OUR GUEST <ul><li>ED STETZER </li></ul><ul><li>Sunday School Education </li></ul><ul><li>Two masters degrees  </li></ul><u...
COMEBACK  CHURCHES <ul><li>How 300 Churches Turned Around and Yours Can Too </li></ul><ul><li>By Ed Stetzer and Mike Dodso...
The Study Method <ul><li>Examined 324 comeback churches </li></ul><ul><ul><li>That experienced renewed growth after a peri...
The Study Method <ul><li>Using surveys and phone interviews </li></ul><ul><li>Criteria for a “comeback church”: </li></ul>...
Question #1 <ul><li>Why was it so important to study  Comeback Churches ? </li></ul>
Why? <ul><li>The statistics on churches are alarming </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Many churches are flat to declining </li></ul><...
Why? <ul><li>The BIG question : </li></ul><ul><li>What principles from  Comeback Churches  could guide pastors and churche...
Question #2 <ul><li>What are the three faith factors that influenced  Comeback Churches ? </li></ul>
3 Factors <ul><li>Factor #1: ______________ </li></ul><ul><li>Factor #2: ______________ </li></ul><ul><li>Factor #3: _____...
Question #3 <ul><li>What kind of preaching and worship style is most effective in  Comeback Churches ? </li></ul>
Worship and Preaching Matter <ul><li>Comeback churches valued worship </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Identified their mood of worsh...
Worship and Preaching Matter <ul><li>Comeback churches came in all different styles </li></ul><ul><li>Generally more conte...
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 <ul><li>Is there a “best” evangelistic method or strategy that  Comeback Churches  should implement? </li></ul>
7 Evangelism Principles <ul><li>Our greatest motivation for evangelism is our own relationship with God </li></ul><ul><li>...
7 Evangelism Principles <ul><li>The whole church has to embrace the mandate for evangelism </li></ul><ul><li>Create an env...
Question #5 <ul><li>In what areas must we see transformation for our churches to experience a  Comeback ? </li></ul>
Question #6 <ul><li>What must we specifically do as leaders to lead a  Comeback Church ? </li></ul>
Question #7 <ul><li>What cautions or warnings would you give us about leading our churches to  Comeback ? </li></ul>
<ul><li>Questions? </li></ul>Thanks to Dr. Ed Stetzer for providing the template and content for this Audio Conference vis...
AFTER CONFERENCE <ul><li>Group Discussions </li></ul><ul><li>Click  below  to join the On-Line Chat on the Missional Netwo...
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  • Ed Stetzer-Comeback Churches

    1. 1. AUDIO CONFERENCE Tuesday, September 18 th ● 11:30 AM (EDT)
    2. 2. OUR GUEST <ul><li>ED STETZER </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Director of LifeWay Research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>LifeWay Missiologist in Residence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lifeway Christian Resources , Nashville, TN </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. OUR GUEST <ul><li>ED STETZER </li></ul><ul><li>Church Starter / Pastor </li></ul><ul><li>Seminary professor </li></ul><ul><li>Senior Dir., Center for Missional Research at NAMB </li></ul><ul><li>BLOGS @ www.edstetzer.com </li></ul>
    4. 4. OUR GUEST <ul><li>ED STETZER </li></ul><ul><li>Sunday School Education </li></ul><ul><li>Two masters degrees </li></ul><ul><li>Two doctorates </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Breaking the Missional Code“ </li></ul><ul><li>“ Planting Missional Churches” </li></ul>
    5. 5. COMEBACK CHURCHES <ul><li>How 300 Churches Turned Around and Yours Can Too </li></ul><ul><li>By Ed Stetzer and Mike Dodson </li></ul>
    6. 6. The Study Method <ul><li>Examined 324 comeback churches </li></ul><ul><ul><li>That experienced renewed growth after a period of decline </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increased membership and increased baptisms </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. The Study Method <ul><li>Using surveys and phone interviews </li></ul><ul><li>Criteria for a “comeback church”: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Experienced 5 years of plateau or decline since 1995 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Followed by significant growth over the past 2 to 5 years </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Membership to baptism (conversion) ratio of 35:1 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>At least a 10% increase in attendance, per year </li></ul></ul></ul>
    8. 8. Question #1 <ul><li>Why was it so important to study Comeback Churches ? </li></ul>
    9. 9. Why? <ul><li>The statistics on churches are alarming </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Many churches are flat to declining </li></ul></ul><ul><li>We want to help churches “come back” after a decline </li></ul><ul><li>Using biblical principles </li></ul><ul><li>Learn from the experiences of others </li></ul>10 9.5 10 10 9
    10. 10. Why? <ul><li>The BIG question : </li></ul><ul><li>What principles from Comeback Churches could guide pastors and churches down the path of revitalization? </li></ul>
    11. 11. Question #2 <ul><li>What are the three faith factors that influenced Comeback Churches ? </li></ul>
    12. 12. 3 Factors <ul><li>Factor #1: ______________ </li></ul><ul><li>Factor #2: ______________ </li></ul><ul><li>Factor #3: ______________ </li></ul>
    13. 13. Question #3 <ul><li>What kind of preaching and worship style is most effective in Comeback Churches ? </li></ul>
    14. 14. Worship and Preaching Matter <ul><li>Comeback churches valued worship </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Identified their mood of worship as celebrative (96%) and orderly (95%) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Discovered their passion for God and His mission by examining their worship </li></ul>
    15. 15. Worship and Preaching Matter <ul><li>Comeback churches came in all different styles </li></ul><ul><li>Generally more contemporary than traditional </li></ul>
    16. 16. Musical Selections Musical Selection in Comeback Churches Contemporary Traditional Hymns Praise Choruses 59% 75% 90%
    17. 17. Worship Moods 96% 95% 84% 69% 62% 35% 17% 15% 14% 2% 1%
    18. 18. Question #4 <ul><li>Is there a “best” evangelistic method or strategy that Comeback Churches should implement? </li></ul>
    19. 19. 7 Evangelism Principles <ul><li>Our greatest motivation for evangelism is our own relationship with God </li></ul><ul><li>Live like a messenger of God in this world </li></ul><ul><li>Organize for evangelism using multiple methods </li></ul><ul><li>It takes a whole church to win a community </li></ul>
    20. 20. 7 Evangelism Principles <ul><li>The whole church has to embrace the mandate for evangelism </li></ul><ul><li>Create an environment in which spontaneous and planned evangelism can take place </li></ul><ul><li>Recognize and purposefully plan for “doors of entry” to the church </li></ul>
    21. 21. Question #5 <ul><li>In what areas must we see transformation for our churches to experience a Comeback ? </li></ul>
    22. 22. Question #6 <ul><li>What must we specifically do as leaders to lead a Comeback Church ? </li></ul>
    23. 23. Question #7 <ul><li>What cautions or warnings would you give us about leading our churches to Comeback ? </li></ul>
    24. 24. <ul><li>Questions? </li></ul>Thanks to Dr. Ed Stetzer for providing the template and content for this Audio Conference visual supplement. 4* to Self-Mute Phone
    25. 25. AFTER CONFERENCE <ul><li>Group Discussions </li></ul><ul><li>Click below to join the On-Line Chat on the Missional Network at </li></ul><ul><li>LEADERSHIP CHAT </li></ul>Or go to: http://missionalnetworkweb.com

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