Ed Stetzer: Toward a Missional Convention

Just listened to Ed Stetzer reading his paper “Toward a Missional Convention” with gusto at the Baptist Identity Conference. Ed lays out a good working definition of “missional”, communicates it in Baptistspeak, distances it slightly from the ecumenical roots (I have a few issues with that but not worth mentioning here] and recommends the Southern Baptist Convention works together with emerging leaders and moves forward. Well done, Ed!


Others: Timmy Brister, SBC Outpost

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Andrew Jones launched his first internet space in 1997 and has been teaching on related issues for the past 20 years. He travels all the time but lives between Wellington, San Francisco and a hobbit home in Prague.


  • Rick Meigs says:

    Andrew: Thanks for the link. As one who grew up in a SBC faith community and bless them every day for the solid grounding they imparted to me, it is good to hear voices like Ed’s calling them back to being a missional people.

  • Steve McCoy says:

    Hey man. Yeah, I was there and it was a great talk. A few from the fundy wing were red-faced as Stetzer spoke. His q&a time was great. Simultaneously pastoral and prophetic. Good stuff.

  • Matt says:

    Right on target, Ed.
    I’m not into promoting my stuff on other peoples’ blogs, but I recently wrote a post on missional worship that might benefit folks interested in this topic. You can read it here. Let me know if the way I laid it out is at all helpful for you as a tool for conferring the missional concept to our expressions of worship. A couple of years ago I read Hunter’s The Celtic Way of Evangelism, which influenced the article.

  • djchuang says:

    You (and your readers) might also enjoy listening in on another seminar that Ed Stetzer did earlier in the week, titled “The Future of Church and Mission” delivered at the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary in Springfield, Missouri, with both the talk and Q&A recorded:

  • djchuang.com says:

    Ed Stetzer out loud

    Ed Stetzers been making the rounds on the speaking circuit this week. You might have heard of Ed for introducing the 3-category understanding of the emerging church: relevants, reconstructionalists, and revisionists.
    Ed has a slot at the Resurg…

  • Ari says:

    I listened to the AoG seminar (all 3 hours of it) live and blogged on it. It was generally pretty ok. (how’s that for nondescript? good eh?)

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