Item description for Breaking the Missional Code: Your Church Can Become a Missionary in Your Community by Ed Stetzer & David Putman...
Overview The authors provide expert insight on church culture and church vision casting, along with case studies of successful modern missional churches.
Across North America, many pastors are excited to see churches growing as they achieve their mission to connect the message of the gospel with the community at large. Still others are equally frustrated, following the exact same model for outreach but with lesser results. Indeed, just because a "missional breakthrough" occurs in one place doesn't mean it will happen the same way elsewhere.
One size does not fit all, but there are cultural codes that must be broken for all churches to grow and remain effective in their specific mission context. "Breaking the Missional Code "provides expert insight on church culture and church vision casting, plus case studies of successful missional churches impacting their communities.
"We have to recognize there are cultural barriers (in addition to spiritual ones) that blind people from understanding the gospel," the authors write. "Our task is to find the right way to break through those cultural barriers without removing the spiritual and theological ones."
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Studio: B&H Academic
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.64" Width: 6.04" Height: 0.93" Weight: 1 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 2006
Publisher Broadman And Holman
ISBN 0805443592 ISBN13 9780805443592
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More About Ed Stetzer & David Putman
Ed Stetzer is the President 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 400,000 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.
Stetzer serves as Visiting Professor of Research and Missiology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and Visiting Research Professor at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, and has taught at many other colleges and seminaries.
He also serves as Lead Pastor of Grace Church in Hendersonville, Tenn., a congregation he planted in 2011.
Reviews - What do customers think about Breaking The Missional Code?
Excellent Book Mar 16, 2007
another "must have" for church planters, churches wanting to reach more people or churches thinking of starting a new service or new venue. Deals with processes not programs.
Right on target Mar 8, 2007
I find this book very well thought out and right on target for engaging our culture with the truth of the ages. This is having an impact on how I see and act in the context of where I live and work. Dan
Insightful and Practical Feb 3, 2007
When Ed writes something - I always read it. His research is thorough and his reasoning exceptional. Having also known David a few years, and also realizing both of them are practitioners makes the book worthwile. Many people are talking about and defining missional - David and Ed give practical examples of it. It's one of the first books to do that and will go a long way toward educating and showing people
Seeing the Church as it really is in the world Nov 5, 2006
Stetzer does a great job here of making the case for a contextualized expression of the Church, that sticks to an ancient, orthodox theology. I would recommend that every pastor read this book, as well as one of his other books "Planting Missional Churches"
Add this book to your list Nov 3, 2006
This is definitely one of the books you need in your arsenical of Missional knowledge. Combine the process described in this book with that of a few other good Missional books and individualize them to fit your situation.