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September 20, 2017 by Brad Brisco | Send Network
The idea of rethinking vocation must start with considering the sacred/secular divide, or what some people refer to as the problem of dualism. Dualism, simply put, is wrongly dividing something that should not be divided. The Greco-Roman thought was that the world is divided into two competing...
September 19, 2017 by Kent Bateman | Send Network
Imagine this scenario with me; you’re behind the pulpit, preaching a sermon. You are approaching the crescendo of your message, and you point over to your wife and kids, sitting on the front row, and say, “For instance, I don’t even consider these people my family anymore! All of you—any of you...
September 18, 2017 by Matt Rogers | Send Network
With all the talk regarding marriage, gender and sexuality in our culture, a not-so-subtle temptation lurks for those who love and lead God’s church. We can spend much of our time on the defensive—attempting to protect our flocks from the onslaught of forces that wage war against God’s design in...
September 13, 2017 by Clint Clifton | Send Network
Clint Clifton, Send City Missionary for Washington D.C., explains the necessary components for churches to multiply.
September 12, 2017 by Alan Hirsch | Send Network
I am absolutely convinced that there has never been a genuine missional movement—the kind that has both exponential growth as well as transformational impact across a wide domain—that does not have APEST ministry. APEST, which stands for Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist, Shepherd and Teacher, comes...
September 11, 2017 by Alan Hirsch | Church Planting | Send Network
I am absolutely convinced that there has never been a genuine missional movement—the kind that has both exponential growth as well as transformational impact across a wide domain—that does not have APEST ministry. APEST, which stands for Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist, Shepherd and Teacher, comes...
September 5, 2017 by Alan Hirsch | Send Network
I am absolutely convinced that there has never been a genuine missional movement—the kind that has both exponential growth as well as transformational impact across a wide domain—that does not have APEST ministry. APEST, which stands for Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist, Shepherd and Teacher, comes...
September 4, 2017 by Alan Hirsch | Send Network
I am absolutely convinced that there has never been a genuine missional movement—the kind that has both exponential growth as well as transformational impact across a wide domain—that does not have APEST ministry. APEST, which stands for Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist, Shepherd and Teacher, comes...
The practice of hospitality Podcast Episode
August 29, 2017 by Send Network | Send Network
Hospitality is more than properly setting the table. It’s a powerful weapon to advance the gospel to a hurting world. Join hosts Tim Wheat and Jeff Christopherson as they interview Dustin Willis, former church planter for 10 years and current NAMB Executive Director of Marketing and Events, on...
August 28, 2017 by Alan Hirsch | Church Planting | Send Network
I am absolutely convinced that there has never been a genuine missional movement—the kind that has both exponential growth as well as transformational impact across a wide domain—that does not have APEST ministry. APEST, which stands for Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist, Shepherd and Teacher, comes...
Ebook: Money Matters Blog Post, eBook
August 28, 2017 by Send Network | Send Network
You’ve probably been in a meeting or a conversation with someone who seemed to have something else on his mind. There’s a distant look in his eyes and it’s clear that he’s not really engaged or interested in what’s happening around him. Spend time around the typical church planter, and you are...
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...

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.