I’ll be hosting a regular web show starting in February. Doing a “web show” feels a bit like I should be broadcasting from a basement in Aurora, IL, but I have hopes that we can be some encouragement to pastors and leaders.
My main agenda is simple: to help pastors and church leaders in a setting that includes questions and dialogue. If I had my way, I would personally coach and encourage every pastor or leader. But, since they actaully want me to lead a research team here at LifeWay, I am somewhat limited in my capacity. With this new show, I can talk through some common themes and interact with Christian leaders as we “provoke one another to love and good deeds” (Hebrews 10:24).
The episodes will be archived and cataloged by themes and topics.
Here is their release:
LifeWay announces live webcast with Ed Stetzer
By Brooklyn Lowery
NASHVILLE, Tenn., 1/26/10 – On Feb. 2 LifeWay will launch “The Exchange with Ed Stetzer,” a live monthly webcast featuring Ed Stetzer, director of LifeWay Research and LifeWay’s missiologist in residence. Stetzer will talk about issues relating to church and culture as well as take questions from viewers.
The live webcast will begin at 2 p.m. CST and can be viewed at LifeWay.com/theexchange. During the approximately 30-minute program, viewers will be able to communicate with one another and with Stetzer via a chat feature at LifeWay.com/theexchange or on Twitter.
Stetzer has planted churches, served as a pastor and helped revitalize churches in several states. He has also trained pastors in countries around the world.
“I’m blessed with the opportunity to meet a wide variety of people who often ask insightful questions informed by their own unique experiences and perceptions,” Stetzer said. “Unfortunately, I rarely have the opportunity to respond to these questions with as much thoroughness as I would like, nor am I able to get back to everyone who has a question or would like to dig deeper on a subject.
“‘The Exchange’ will give me a chance to talk through some of these questions and, I hope, will be a resource for people who are in the trenches doing ministry and engaging the culture for Christ.”
The first episode will focus primarily on “clergification,” or the division of the church into a false and unbiblical hierarchy where a select few paid leaders “do ministry” and the unpaid others are to “pay, pray and get out of the way.”
Stetzer will also discuss his recent article in Christianity Today, which addressed church leaders’ tendency to incorrectly use statistics and research.
“The Exchange with Ed Stetzer” will air Feb. 2 at 2 p.m. CST on LifeWay.com/theexchange.
By the way, the logo you see above is not the final logo… but I needed a graphic for the post!