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February 21, 2018 by Jonathon Woodyard | Send Network
When it comes to planting a church (or pastoring an established church for that matter), praying, preaching, singing, and a host of other things demand attention. Much has been written about the importance of hospitality in church planting. Pastors who are not hospitable simply should not hold...
February 20, 2018 by Peyton Jones | Send Network
Everybody thinks they hate evangelism, but what if that was because they didn’t understand how evangelism happens in the real world? I’m no expert at it. In fact, I’d say I was the reluctant evangelist. The last time I led somebody to Christ was sitting in an Uber car after waking at 4 a.m. to...
February 19, 2018 by Garth Leno | Send Network
Church planters get pulled in many directions at once. The task of discipling men can get displaced quickly by the tyranny of the urgent. But we must raise up faithful men who can disciple others. It’s critical to our future success in the irresistible task of church planting! I share often with...
February 15, 2018 by Rayden Hollis | Send Network
Rayden Hollis, church planter in St. Louis, gives practical steps one can take to develop leaders in their church plant.
February 14, 2018 by Whitney Clayton | Send Network
Before I knew Jesus, I was a user. Not drugs. Worse. I used people. I am one of those people gifted with an insight into other people, and before I knew Christ, my gift was used for my benefit alone. I always knew what people wanted to hear, and I used that knowledge like a skeleton key to...
February 13, 2018 by Charlie Dunn | Send Network
Recently I had the “privilege” of shopping at Home Depot. I say “privilege” because, depending on how handy you consider yourself, shopping at Home Depot is either a major blessing or a sick joke. I fall squarely into the second category. My life’s culminating work of “handiness” is in having —...
February 12, 2018 by Send Network | Send Network
Dino Senesi, director of church planting at the Send Network and George Ross, Send City Missionary for New Orleans, talk about benefits of coaching. The three main benefits are discovery, development and discernment. Listen to this two-part series for practical takeaways in coaching and church...
February 12, 2018 by Andy Wood | Send Network
How to lead like a Silicon Valley billionaire I love living in Silicon Valley. Over the past nine years since the launch of Echo Church, we’ve been able to rub shoulders with some of the smartest and best leaders around. Sometimes I still am in awe that I get to sit in rooms and learn from some...
February 8, 2018 | Send Network
Noah Oldham, Send City missionary for St. Louis, speaks to three essential characteristics leaders should posses.
February 7, 2018 by Won Kwak | Send Network
We plant gospel-centered churches because it is the prescribed Great Commission strategy found in the Scripture. The apostle Paul never evangelizes and disciples without planting churches (cf. Acts). So wherever the gospel was preached, congregations were formed where new believers could gather...
February 6, 2018 by Heiden Ratner | Send Network
Church planting is a not a young man’s sport, nor an old man’s sport. It’s a healthy man’s sport. However, with all the hustle and bustle that goes into starting a new church, one can easily get bogged down with the workload and become emotionally and spiritually unhealthy. Lance Witt, in his...
February 5, 2018 by Matt Rogers | Send Network
I still remember the angst I felt the first time I read the question, “When were you called to be a pastor and church planter?” It wasn’t that I lacked a clear passion and drive for pastoral ministry. And my unease wasn’t because others had not walked with me through a process of clarifying that...

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.