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March 22, 2017 by Kelly Parrish | Send Network
In late 2013, Kelly and Brandi Parrish left Texas behind to begin church planting work in Timnath, Colorado. A bedroom community of Fort Collins, Timnath has both cultural diversity, from newer arrivals, as well as the charm of an old, traditional establishment. Kelly originally expected several...
March 21, 2017 by Roni Mugaki | Send Network
In 2006, a Kenyan youth minister named Roni saw a poster encouraging people to register for the green card lottery for the United States. Each year millions of people try and fail to get one of these golden tickets to the land of promise and freedom—only fifty thousand succeed. Roni was one of...
March 20, 2017 by Chris Flora | Send Network
On January 7, 2017, Dr. Chris Flora, his wife Mindy and his four young children relocated to Silverado—a new and vibrant neighborhood community of southern Calgary, Alberta in Canada. Silvarado is one of the fastest growing communities in Alberta and is expected to double between now and 2020....
March 17, 2017 | Send Network
A discussion between Jeff Christopherson, vice president of the Send Network, and author and missiologist, Alan Hirsch, about how a fully-functioning church is comprised of a healthy balance in leadership with the roles of Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist, Shepherd and Teacher.
March 17, 2017 by Micah Millican | Send Network
At the North American Mission Board (NAMB), our goal is to see 1,200 churches planted every year. This is just a numerical goal, though. We desire to plant churches that are pastored by healthy men who are leading healthy families. We know that the long-term health of the church is predicated on...
March 16, 2017 by Dino Senesi | Send Network
Healthy church plants are usually resourced by a crowd of helpers and encouragers. The Send Network is here to serve and equip church planters and their families. Send Network church planter coaches provide the one-on-one support and encouragement church planters need. Great coaches challenge...
March 15, 2017 by Mac Lake | Send Network
The greatest church planter that ever lived wrote “I laid a foundation like a wise and master builder…”. Ever-ready to confess his inadequacy, Paul changes tact in the letter to the Corinthians and stated he had planted with competency. In other words, Paul tells them that when it came to church...
March 14, 2017 by Micah Millican | Send Network
Church planting can be isolating. It is a hard calling—a calling where pastors and their families face great stress and personal pressure to start something from scratch. These realities are compounded by the financial challenges that come with moving to a new city and the family challenges that...
March 13, 2017 by Tim Wheat | Send Network
“It’s either me or the church plant!” Those are words that no church planter ever wants to hear coming from their spouse. However, in the wake of the church planting explosion, those tear-soaked words have found their way from the mouths (and hearts) of way too many heart-broken and embittered...
March 9, 2017 by Send Network | Send Network
James and Natarsha Roberson moved their family to Brooklyn shortly after receiving the call to plant a church in the city. They knew it was a city in desperate need of the gospel. Because of the faithful giving of Southern Baptists through the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering®, The Bridge Church...
March 8, 2017 by Send Network | Send Network
The past seems almost foreign to church planter Jacob Dahl. Like many college students, Jacob went to school anticipating four years of fun and freedom. He dreamed of the secure financial future his engineering degree had practically guaranteed him. But during Jacob’s senior year at Washington...
March 7, 2017 by Send Network | Send Network
After feeling what Kelly and Brandi Perrish desciribe as a “holy discontent,” they moved their family of six from Texas to Colorado to plant a church. Living Rock Church was soon established and set out to reach the community for Christ. As the Perrish’s intentionally invested in their neighbors...

Five things every sending church should do for its planter

Vance Pitman, pastor of Hope Church in Las Vegas, Nevada, describes how every Sending Church should care for the planters they discover, develop and deploy.

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