Ed Stetzer, President of Lifeway Research and pastor of Grace Community Church in Hendersonville, TN is regarded as the resident expert when it comes to engaging others in missions. Of the many things that I appreciate about Ed Stetzer, his advocacy for the local church to be at the forefront of the Great Commission has to be at the top of my list. He writes, “There should be a difference in the community because the church exists, and if it left for some reason, there should be a void that’s felt.” In a recent article in Christianity Today, Stetzer wrote about practical steps that a church can take in engaging its community. You can read that article here. Well worth your time.