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Sending Church

A Sending Church partners with a new church plant with prayer, participation and provision, taking responsibility for the plant until it is self-sustaining, self-governing and self-propagating. 

Sending Churches take the lead role in planting new churches. They demonstrate their commitment to the plant’s long-term success by ensuring the planter has been properly assessed and trained, celebrating and encouraging the planter by commissioning him, ensuring ongoing care and coaching and providing accountability for giving, conduct and teaching.

The resources below are designed to help Sending Churches better understand and fill their role. A Sending Church Lab is a great place to learn best practices from some of the nation’s best Sending Church pastors.

November 29, 2016 | Church Mobilization
Future leaders do not simply appear; they are discovered. Your church provides fertile soil for the discovery of future leaders and some of the best training ground for their development. Here are five places to look for church planters within your church.
April 13, 2017 | Church Mobilization
Every believer can pray, and every church can help plant churches. Take the first step by choosing a location and committing to pray for church planters there. Pray regularly for your planters and lead others to join in with you. Ask God to save lives and transform communities through church...
April 27, 2017 by Clint Clifton | Church Mobilization | Church Planting | Send Network
This Guide from the Send Network, provides practical help as planters navigate balancing their calling to plant a church while remaining a godly husband.
November 8, 2016 | Church Mobilization
Want to grow a culture of sending in your church but don’t know where to start? Here are five simple actions that will help you develop practical next steps for creating a sending culture in your church.
May 15, 2017 by Noah Oldham | Church Mobilization | Send Network
Increasingly, church planting has become a “household term.” And for many reasons that should give us reason to rejoice. With more churches talking about church planting, we can expect to see more churches planted. However, just talking about planting churches generally only results in addition:...
May 16, 2017 by Brian Hook | Church Mobilization | Send Network
Brian Hook, a church planter of Aspire Church in Tucson, Arizona, explains why membership is a tool for multiplication. Click here to learn more.
May 19, 2017 by Clint Clifton | Church Mobilization | Church Planting | Send Network
Clint Clifton, the founding pastor of Pillar Church in Dumfries, Virginia, explains why celebration is a tool for multiplication. Learn more.
April 10, 2017 | Church Mobilization
If we want to see a move of God in North America, we should pray that God will move in and through church planters. Church planters are on the front lines, confronting the darkness and spreading the gospel in North America. They often serve in areas with little gospel witness, far from the...
February 13, 2017 | Church Mobilization
Sending Churches commit to take responsibility for a church plant until it can stand on it’s own as a self-sustaining, self-governing and self-propagating church. Here are six critical elements of the Sending Church’s role in walking with a church plant toward financial sustainability.
November 8, 2016 | Church Mobilization
What amount of money appropriately funds a new church plant? The Planting Projector is designed to help a planter, his Sending Church and NAMB mobilizers think through yearly financial needs, including budgetary and cash flow requirements.