Today on The Exchange with Ed Stetzer: Interview: Pastor Todd Stevens from Friendship Community Church, Erin Stevens and Katie Holland. Erin is the founder of Nashville Strip Church, an outreach to exotic dancers. The Stevens discuss their provocatively-named book, How to Pick Up a Stripper…and Other Acts of Kindness. Training from Ministry Grid: Danny Franks, Connections Pastor […]
Dhati Lewis is the Lead Pastor at Blueprint Church, an Atlanta church plant that is unleashing healthy people to do ministry where life exists. Guest host Micah Fries interviewed Dhati via Skype about mentoring, discipleship, cross-cultural ministry and more.
Dhati was born and raised in California, moved to Texas for his undergraduate studies at the University of North Texas and his graduate studies at Dallas Theological Seminary (Master of Arts in Cross Cultural Ministries). He served 7 years on staff at Denton Bible Church. There he started Plumbline, a college ministry and served as the college pastor. He also planted a church and pastored there for 3 years.
Today on The Exchange with Ed Stetzer: Interview: Dr. Brian Fikkert, co-author of When Helping Hurts: Alleviating the Poverty Without Hurting The Poor…And Ourselves. Training from Ministry Grid: Former NFL player and Pastor Derwin Gray shares what sets apart transformational churches. Leadership: Consultant and Pastor Ron Edmondson Bad Church Signs Name That Theologian
Pat Hood and Caleb Crider join Ed Stetzer for this episode of The Exchange discussing sending churches at the LifePoint Church in Smyrna, Tenn.
sending-churchWhen crowds refused to disperse at Elvis Presley concerts in hopes of another encore from the king of rock and roll, the announcement that “Elvis has left the building” had to be made. Pastor Pat Hood recalls from childhood one such performance that came to his hometown, and with his new book The Sending Church he makes a similar declaration: “The church must leave the building.”
Indeed, our lives should be “sent” in worship to the King of kings, spreading out from our weekly gathering places to extend God’s Kingdom worldwide. To that end, Pastor Hood shares stories from his experiences at LifePoint Church, a congregation with smalltown roots that has also planted churches in Bangkok, Thailand, and Brussels, Belgium, among other places.
Len Sweet is an American theologian, church historian, pastor, and author. Len joins Ed in studio to discuss semiotics, raising 22nd Century kids, The Gospel Project, and his book Jesus: A Theography.
Sweet currently serves as the E. Stanley Jones Professor of Evangelism at Drew Theological School at Drew University, in Madison, New Jersey; and a Visiting Distinguished Professor at George Fox University in Portland, Oregon.