Resources

August 24, 2017 by Dhati Lewis | Send Network
To develop healthy disciple-making practices, we must recapture the art of hospitality. Our castle or His weapon? Have you heard the expression, “Every man’s home is his castle"? Often times, Christians use their homes as places of refuge to protect them from the outside world. Pastors...
August 22, 2017 by Brandon Clements, Send Network | Send Network
Years ago, when my wife and I started talking about wanting to develop a lifestyle of biblical hospitality, we made a decision that changed everything for us. We always felt like we were too busy to really practice this in a substantial way, but we realized we had most Tuesdays open. So we...
August 21, 2017 by Dustin Willis | Send Network
Every Christian wants to change the world. But, it’s Tuesday. And so far, you’ve done nothing but get out of bed, make coffee and sit at your desk for another day of drudgery. That dream job where you do nothing but incredible, extraordinarily meaningful things all day long has not become a...
August 3, 2017 by Clint Clifton | Send Network
The Great Commission is a call to an ongoing ministry. Baptism is the front door to the local church; the entry point to an ongoing relationship with the family of God. Disciple-making will continue throughout our Christian life, and teaching all that Jesus commanded will take some time, too....
August 2, 2017 by Clint Clifton | Send Network
Finally, it is time to unleash your team! This is one of the most exciting parts of the process. After months of preparation and prayer, your church planting team will be sent out to do the work God called them to. A commissioning service is a great way to mark the transition and celebrate the...
August 1, 2017 by Clint Clifton | Send Network
Anyone hoping to multiply churches must first learn to multiply leaders. As pastors, preparing others for ministry, it is in our job description. Paul instructed Timothy to “Equip the saints for the work of ministry,” (Ephesians 4:12) and to take the lessons he had learned “in the presence of...
July 31, 2017 by Clint Clifton | Send Network
In most churches, there are a few ministries that in which only a handful of people participate. Usually, those ministries are driven by one person with a clear passion. Nearly every member of the church knows about it, but very few will ever participate in it. Maybe your church has a ministry to...
July 28, 2017 by Brian Frye | Church Planting | Send Network
Like seasonal changes in the weather, changes happen in your college ministry cycle as well. The fall semester is heavy on recruiting, connecting and engaging new students, especially freshmen—the future lifeblood of all thriving college ministries. Spring semester is different. The majority of...
July 26, 2017 by Andy Metzger | Send Network
For most church planters, the season prior to planting feels much like the engagement season leading up to your wedding. As the “big day” gets closer, you feel the pressure more and more to make sure all your responsibilities have been checked off the list. Whether you’re preparing to move to a...
July 20, 2017 by Tim Wheat | Send Network
The simple truth is that we need more churches. If we are going to see North America transformed by the gospel of Jesus Christ, we need healthy churches in every city, reaching every demographic and every people group. To do this, we need to develop more church planters, so more churches are...