As you already know, Ed Stetzer is the keynote speaker at the 2008 National Founders Conference beginning tomorrow. I thought it might be helpful to provide some links and info regarding Stetzer for those of you who may not be familiar with him, his writings, or his influence in church planting and revitalization.
Perhaps the most significant recent offering by Stetzer on the internet over the past year is his series called “Meanings of Missional” and “Monday is for Missiology.” Here are the links to his blogposts:
1. Monday is for Missiology (July 30, 2007)
2. Monday is for Missiology (August 6, 2007)
3. Monday is for Missiology (August 13, 2007)
4. Meanings of Missional – Part 1 (August 14, 2007)
5. Meanings of Missional – Part 2 (August 20, 2007)
6. Meanings of Missional – Part 3 (August 29, 2007)
7. Monday is for Missiology (September 10, 2007)
8. Meanings of Missional – Part 4 (September 17, 2007)
9. Meanings of Missional – Part 5 (October 2, 2007)
10. Missiology and Contextualization (November 19, 2007)
You may also want to check out some interviews with Stetzer, such as the one with Mark Driscoll (MP3), or the with Leadership blog (text), or the discussion with Scott Hodge and others (Ustream), or the one by SBCToday (mp3), or the one with Preaching.com (MP3) or yet another one by Mark Driscoll (text).
But if interviews are not your thing and rather prefer a “candid conversation,” check out this three-part YouTube series:
But if you are not down with interviews or “candid conversations” and are the reading type, perhaps some of his books would be of some interest to you, including:
1. Planting Missional Churches
2. Breaking the Missional Code (with David Putman)
3. Breaking the Discipleship Code (with David Putman)
4. Comeback Churches: How 300 Churches Turned Around and Yours Can, Too (with Mike Dodson)
5. Compelled by Love: The Most Excellent Way of Mission (with Phillip Nation)
Then again, if you are not the book reading kind of person but rather like to hear Stetzer at conferences, perhaps you would be interested in his previous messages at such conferences as the Dwell Conference, Acts 29 Boot Camp, Exponential Conference, Whiteboard Conference, Baptist Identity Conference, and Building Bridges Conference. Or, if you are hard-core Southern Baptist, you may remember this message:
Finally, if you have a short attention span and want bite-size Stetzer, you can follow him on Twitter.
I suppose that will suffice for a primer on Stetzer for those less familiar with him. Of course, I would be amiss if I left out the two videos of his interview with Mark Dever at the recent WiBo Conference, so here they are: