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April 18, 2018 by Brad Brisco | Send Network
If mission defines who Christ is, and if Christ sends us as He was sent, then mission defines who we are. ~ Albert Curry Winn In the previous post, we examined how the sending language in Scripture emphasizes the missionary nature of God. Now we move to consider the importance of understanding...
April 17, 2018 by Brad Brisco | Send Network
Mission is not primarily an activity of the church, but an attribute of God. ~ David Bosch If we are to understand what it means to be “missional church,” we must consider shifts in our thinking about three core theological distinctions. The first shift in thinking that must take place relates...
April 16, 2018 by Brad Brisco | Send Network
The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn. ~ Alvin Toffler When bringing about change in the way people behave, we often need to start with questions of “why” before considering the practical issues of “how.”...
April 12, 2018 by Muche Ukegbu | Send Network
Muche Ukegbu, church planter in South Florida, speaks to the importance of being self aware while leading a group of new beliveers and leaders.
April 11, 2018 by Send Network | Send Network
Noah Oldham, church planter and Send City Missionary for St. Louis, and Dino Senesi, director of coaching for the Send Network, talk about the importance of coaches. Noah shares his story and how his coach played a significant role in saving his marriage and ministry.
April 11, 2018 by Gayle Butler | Send Network
Moving to our first church where David was called to be pastor was an exciting adventure. People met us as the moving van pulled up, waiting to help us unload and get our home (the parsonage) settled. The kitchen was stocked with groceries and meals prepared to carry us over for the next week....
April 9, 2018 by David Butler | Send Network
Who are the friends in your life? I’m not sure there is a more important question we need to be asked on a regular basis. If you know much about life and relationships, you know that friendship issues are huge in the overall scheme of things. In fact, there are not many issues God is more...
April 9, 2018 by David Butler | Send Network
Over a lifetime of pastoral ministry, I’ve met thousands of people, both inside and out of the three churches we served for 35-plus years. Early on, I made it an unspoken goal to remember as many first names as possible. Nothing earned me more props than being able to surprise people by...
April 5, 2018 by Noah Oldham | Send Network
Noah Oldham, Send City Missionary for St. Louis, provides practical ways to lead your family well while planting a chruch.
April 4, 2018 by Matt Dye | Send Network
When I think about leadership in the home, I am always trying to remember that the Word needs to penetrate my heart. The reality is that as a Christian father, Satan is always working to get me to forget about leadership in the home. Here are five key guidelines I try to abide by for leadership...
April 3, 2018 by Alan Briggs | Send Network
You plan events, teaching, and leadership gatherings with creativity — but how creative are you at home? At the end of busy days and weeks, it’s easy to bring home what we have left in the tank — next to nothing. Our families shouldn’t get our leftovers, but they often do. The good news is there...
April 2, 2018 by Ben Mandrell | Send Network
Church planting is all about relationships, and although building these relationships is good, it’s important to pursue them alongside your family. Here are seven key ways I've found to be more attentive at home. 1. Ask children good questions and have them ask questions We have people over a...

How can a church planter encourage his wife?

Christine Hoover, spouse of a church planter and accomplished writer, offers up practical wisdom for church planters on how they can encourage their wives as they serve alongside them on the front lines of ministry.