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The Mission of Today's Church: Baptist Leaders Look at Modern Faith Issues [NOOK Book]

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The Mission of Today’s Church is a compelling collection of twelve essays from current Baptist leaders addressing three major questions: (1) What does it mean to be a Christian today on individual, group, and societal levels? (2) How can Southern Baptists best work together? and (3) What is next for the Southern Baptist denomination?

Those addressing these key topics in-depth include Stan Norman (“Together We Grow: Congregational Polity as a Form of Corporate Sanctification”), ...

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The Mission of Today's Church: Baptist Leaders Look at Modern Faith Issues

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Overview

The Mission of Today’s Church is a compelling collection of twelve essays from current Baptist leaders addressing three major questions: (1) What does it mean to be a Christian today on individual, group, and societal levels? (2) How can Southern Baptists best work together? and (3) What is next for the Southern Baptist denomination?

Those addressing these key topics in-depth include Stan Norman (“Together We Grow: Congregational Polity as a Form of Corporate Sanctification”), Ed Stetzer (“The Missional Nature of the Church”), and Daniel Akin (“Ten Mandates for Southern Baptists”). Among the many other contributors are Chad Brand, Charles Kelley, and Jim Richards.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781433669859
  • Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 3/1/2007
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 224
  • File size: 940 KB

Meet the Author

Ed Stetzer has planted churches in New York, Pennsylvania, and Georgia and transitioned declining churches in Indiana and Georgia. He has trained pastors and church planters on five continents, holds two masters degrees and two doctorates, and has written dozens of articles and books. Ed is a columnist for Outreach Magazine and Catalyst Monthly, serves on the advisory council of Sermon Central and Christianity Today's Building Church Leaders, and is frequently cited or interviewed in news outlets such as USAToday and CNN.

Ed is Visiting Professor of Research and Missiology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Visiting Research Professor at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, and has taught at fifteen other colleges and seminaries. He also serves on the Church Services Team at the International Mission Board.

Ed is currently interim teaching pastor of First Baptist Church of Hendersonville, TN.

Ed's primary role is President of LifeWay Research and LifeWay’s Missiologist in Residence.

He has written the following books: Planting New Churches in a Postmodern Age(2003),

Perimeters of Light: Biblical Boundaries for the Emerging Church (w/ Elmer Towns, 2004),

Breaking the Missional Code (w/ David Putman, 2006),

Planting Missional Churches(2006),

Comeback Churches (with Mike Dodson, 2007),

11 Innovations in the Local Church (with Elmer Towns and Warren Bird, 2007), and

Compelled by Love: The Most Excellent Way to Missional Living (with Philip Nation)

Daniel L. Akin is president of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina. Also a prolific author, he holds degrees from The Criswell College (B.A.), Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div.), and the University of Texas at Arlington (Ph.D.).

R. Stanton Norman serves as director for the Baptist Center for Theology and Ministry. He also occupies the McFarland Chair of Theology at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He resides in Mateland, Louisiana.

Stan Norman serves as associate professor of Theology and occupies the Cooperative Program chair for Southen Baptist Convention Studies at the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He is also the creator and director for the Baptist Center for Theology and Ministry. In addition to his teaching, speaking, and writing ministries, Norman has served as interim pastor for numerous churches in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama. He and his family reside in Madisonville, Louisiana.

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