Resources

November 28, 2017 by Brandon Clements | Send Network
As hard as this process has been so far—here is what we are learning, slowly and fitfully—it’s supposed to feel this way. It’s supposed to be this hard. The grief that all of us are sharing in right now is not abnormal, and it doesn’t mean we’re doing it wrong. In fact, it means we’re doing it...
November 28, 2017 by Bob Bickford | Send Network
It will happen to you. One Sunday, you’ll find yourself in the pulpit preaching, looking at the congregation and realizing that the sermon you’re preaching isn’t connecting. It isn’t flowing. It’s not clear to the congregation. It’s not clear to you either, in fact, it’s just falling flat. That...
November 27, 2017 by Brandon Clements | Send Network
This series of posts was originally written in November 2016. We have been home from China with our adopted son Jeremiah for 6 weeks, and when people ask me how we’re all doing I usually say, “We’re alive, and that’s our only goal right now, so good I think.” We could safely say that this has...
November 23, 2017 by Vance Pitman | Send Network
Vance Pitman, church planter and sending church pastor, explains the best ways sending churches can instill their DNA in the life of their planters.
November 22, 2017 by Ken Whitten | Evangelism
November 22, 2017 by Bland Mason | Send Network
Finding a worship gathering space can be one of the most frustrating parts of launching a new church. After all, you can raise money and you can recruit people to the core team, but most planters are forced to work within the constraints of available space in their community, especially in urban...
November 21, 2017 by Mark Hallock | Send Network
How important is preaching to the health, life and mission of God’s Church in the world today? Is it really all that important? I mean, aren’t there other, more effective ways in which to reach the lost and edify the saints? How essential is preaching to genuine gospel vitality and potency, both...
November 21, 2017 by Charlie Dunn | Send Network
The late scholar Mark Seale said, “everyone has a way of ‘leaning into life,’ and the Christian strives to ‘lean into life,’ all of life, Christianly. Conversion does not simply install a new ‘religious’ program over the existing operating system. It installs a new operating system.” Such a quote...
November 20, 2017 by Kent Bateman | Send Network
One of the things I felt least ready for when planting City Church was how to find and secure a Sunday meeting location. It wasn’t that I didn’t know what I was looking for—I felt good about that part. It was that I didn’t know where or how to look. Other than the very impressive skill of...
November 16, 2017 by Rik Maxedon | Send Network
As a bivocational pastor, balancing sermon prep time with life as an employee and as a husband and father can be a challenge. To work through that challenge, I have found that I need to be consistent and creative.