Resources

March 15, 2018 by Rayden Hollis | Send Network
Rayden Hollis, church planter in St. Louis, talks about the importance of regularly gathering with other brothers when planting a church.
March 14, 2018 by Rayden Hollis | Send Network
I have been blessed with an amazing brotherhood of church planters in St. Louis. We are learning together how to be vulnerable, how to be gracious, and how to encourage one another. We aren’t willing to settle for just being "OK" or "fine." In our network, we call 'fine' the “f-word." I have a...
March 14, 2018 by Ted Traylor | Evangelism
How does a church reach the next generation? I mean by that college-age and under. It is a great question with no easy answer. But as our church is striving to make a difference and future impact, I have concluded these are essentials: Apologetics We live in a world where the fundamentals of...
March 13, 2018 by Brian Croft | Send Network
As I work with pastors all around the world, I am struck by two things: How much pastors are struggling with discouragement and how many think they are alone in their struggle. Last week, I received an email from a pastor who poured his heart out to me, and in doing so captured well the common...
March 13, 2018 by Ryan Rice | Send Network
I never wanted to move back to New Orleans. It was truly a supernatural move of God. Moving back to New Orleans to be a church planter was special, but different. I have family there, but moving there as a missionary felt more isolating than I thought. New Orleans is an isolating city for church...
March 12, 2018 by Kempton Turner | Send Network
A significant part of the brotherhood I have experienced was an inherited grace. I take no credit for creating it. Since moving back to my hometown of East St. Louis to plant City of Joy Fellowship, it’s been evident to me that God went before us to provide life-giving gospel relationships. He...
March 8, 2018 by Josh King | Send Network
Remember how Elijah got so discouraged after his mountaintop experience that he wished for death? I have felt the same way, and so will you. If you haven’t already you will. It is helpful to know that many pastors feel this weight or darkness come upon them at a particular milestone in ministry...
March 8, 2018 by Nira Abella | Send Network
Nira Abella, a church planter spouse in South Florida, provides practical widom to keep in mind when raising kids while planting a church.
March 7, 2018 by Brian Bloye | Send Network
Back in 2012, my wife, Amy, and I wrote a book together called It's Personal: Surviving and Thriving on the Journey of Church Planting. I like to joke and tell people that writing a book together is the third hardest thing we've ever done together. A close second was a planting a church...
March 6, 2018 by Bob Bickford | Send Network
I am a replanting pastor and I struggle with depression. I don’t think leading a replant caused it, but it did surface it to the degree where I couldn’t ignore it any longer. Ministry is hard and it’s difficult. So are many other vocations. Every job has its own set of challenges and struggles,...