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November 16, 2017 by William Brown | Send Network
If we want to see a move of God in North America, we should pray that God will move in and through church planters.Church planters are on the front lines, confronting the darkness and spreading the gospel in North America. They often serve in areas with little gospel witness, far from the...
Prayer Initiative Blog Post
November 16, 2017 by Send Network | Send Network
Kevin Ezell shares how important it is to pray for church planters
November 15, 2017 by Alan Briggs | Send Network
Don’t ask your goldfish how the water is. Goldie won’t have any idea what you’re talking about. The same could be said of us. We are swimming backstroke in our culture immersed in its swirling currents. At times it feels like we’re caught in the riptide. It requires careful discernment to spot...
November 14, 2017 by Send Network | Send Network
Special guest Christy Dyer is a team member of a church plant as well as a mission mobilization missionary in Send NYC. Listen as she talks about the importance of team member coaching.
November 14, 2017 by Send Network | Send Network
I was a shy kid with a debilitating stutter and no friends. One night, my dad had heard me praying from the top bunk bed, “Dear God, please, I just want one person to be my friend and think I’m cool.” So when I was seven-years-old, my dad started taking me to school in his police car. After a...
November 9, 2017 by Kathy Ferguson Litton | Send Network
My original assignment was as a consultant to pastor’s wives, which was a very broad context. Since my hiring in 2011, NAMB has continually moved to an increasingly greater focus on church planting. Simultaneously, the need to serve planters' wives has increased. After conversations with Dr....
November 8, 2017 by Jacob Dahl | Send Network
In Ephesians 4, Paul lays out the five ministry roles (modeled in fullness by Jesus) that are designed to synergistically lead and equip the church—Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Shepherds and Teachers (or APEST). Apostles, Prophets and...
November 7, 2017 by Jacob Dahl | Send Network
There’s a reason why church planting training is often called “bootcamp.” Much like young cadets preparing for battle, men and women across churches and denominations are bracing for impact on the mission field. One of the common factors in every church plant is getting metaphorically punched in...
November 6, 2017 by Jacob Dahl | Send Network
There is a big difference between planting a church and planting a church planting church. By the third year into pioneering a new church, planters must ask themselves this question: Will we play it safe and grow bigger, hoarding leaders and resources to ourselves while clinging to the comforts...
November 3, 2017 by Clint Clifton | Send Network
Clint Clifton, Send City Missionary for Washington D.C. and Baltimore, explains how planters can create a culture of kingdom-minded multiplication in the life of their church plant.
November 2, 2017 by Send Network | Send Network
Executive pastor of Bridge Church in Brooklyn and coaching champion, Josh Edney, discusses planter coaching with East Coast planter and coach Jamie Limato. You can find more information about Bridge Church at
November 2, 2017 by Dean Inserra | Send Network
2. Rootedness and hiring from within matters. “From the outside looking in, what has been the major factor in City Church making it to our 10 year anniversary?” I asked a Tallahassee local church pastor over some pulled pork and fries at lunch. As a church we didn’t just survive 10 years, but by...

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.