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About Ed Stetzer

Ed Stetzer, Ph.D., is the Executive Director of LifeWay Research, a prolific author, and well-known conference and seminar leader. Stetzer has planted, revitalized, and pastored churches, trained pastors and church planters on six continents, holds two masters degrees and two doctorates, and has written dozens of articles and books.

Stetzer is a contributing editor for Christianity Today, a columnist for Outreach Magazine, and is frequently cited or interviewed in news outlets such as USAToday and CNN. He is the Executive Editor of The Gospel Project, a curriculum used by more than one million individuals each week. Stetzer is also Executive Editor of Facts & Trends Magazine, a Christian leadership magazine with a circulation of more than 70,000 readers. In 2015, he began serving as the co-host of the BreakPoint This Week radio program with John Stonestreet.

Stetzer is the Senior Fellow of the Billy Graham Center at Wheaton College. He also serves as Visiting Professor of Research and Missiology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Visiting Research Professor at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, and has taught at many other colleges and seminaries.

He also serves as a pastor of Grace Church in Hendersonville, Tenn., a congregation he planted in 2011.

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Church leaders must consider who Jesus spent time with and seek to follow his lead.
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Contextualization at Home: What Would Jesus Do Here?

We can’t reach the world for Jesus if we don’t know Jesus and how He operates.

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This week on The Exchange with Ed Stetzer:
Jeff Christopherson, Vice President of Send Network (NAMB), and author of Kingdom First: Starting Churches that Shape Movements
Women’s speaker and Bible study author Beth Moore
From The Gospel Project: Dr. Tony Evans, founder and senior pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship, on The Gospel and the Kingdom of God
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