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January 22, 2018 by Send Network | Send Network
Pastor Jay Francoeur of vision, teaching and coaching at Cultivate Church in Voorhees, NJ explains his church planter coaching process. Learn more about Jay and Cultivate Church at To discover blogs, tools and other coaching resources go to
January 22, 2018 by Jeff Palmeter | Send Network
'Accountability' is a popular word in our culture. Good stewardship is both biblical and practical. But in the context of church planting, we know the planter must be “above reproach” when it comes to how he handles both his personal finances and the finances of the church plant. Here are five...
January 18, 2018 by Tim Wheat | Send Network
As a parent, what happened the first week of December 2017 was a significant mile-marker for our family! It was the culmination of something I dreamed about 22 years ago — the accomplishment of a major goal as a parent. What is the goal of parenting? Before answering, I admit there are varying...
January 16, 2018 by Shane Critser | Send Network
As a pastor, the thought of starting a new church can be a daunting and overwhelming. A lot of work goes into planting a new church, for sure, but the good news is you don’t have to do it alone, especially if you’re part of the SBC family! The real beauty of this family is that we are able to...
January 16, 2018 by Dustin Shadt | Send Network
Have you ever been thrown into a challenge, only to find out that the whole situation is actually more scary than you imagined? At the beginning of high school, my coach informed me that I was the team’s new catcher. I had never caught a game in my life. Furthermore, we had several kids on our...
January 15, 2018 by William Brown | Send Network
Have you ever felt like a poser? Like you know just enough to make people think you know what you’re talking about, but you really don’t. I feel that way about cars. I grew up “kicking the tires” of new cars at dealerships and drooling over old ones at car shows. I feel like I know a lot about...
January 11, 2018 by Rick Duncan | Send Network
When we look at the life and ministry of Jesus, it’s easy to see that He was a master question-asker. Yes, He taught with authority. But perhaps His authority was never more on display than in the way He asked questions. Often, He didn’t tell; He asked. His questions led His followers into...
January 10, 2018 by Ryan McCammack | Send Network
“I need to tell you something.” These are words no pastor or ministry leader enjoys hearing, because they are usually followed by a heartbreaking story of failure and hurt. So when a staff member, lay leader, or ministry volunteer drifts from the Lord into a pattern of sin, how does a wise church...
January 9, 2018 by Send Network | Send Network
New Jersey church planter and Send Philadelphia coaching champion Buff McNickle talks about the relationship with his coach, Samuel Rodriguez.
January 9, 2018 by Milton Campbell | Send Network
Sin is such an ugly thing. One preacher accurately described it this way: “Sin will take you farther than you want to go, keep you longer than you want to stay, and cost you more than you want to pay.” The devastating ripple effects of the Fall still continue to rip apart families, divide...
January 8, 2018 by Bryan Barley | Send Network
Two years, over 600 verses, one shining moment... From 2014 to 2016, I had the privilege of leading our church through a verse-by- verse study in the Gospel according to Mark. Two years, and well over 600 verses later, I found my favorite verse in the entire book was when an angel says to...
January 3, 2018 by Noah Oldham | Send Network
Noah Oldham, Send City Missionary for St. Louis, talks about the importance of bringing elders on your team at the right time.

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.