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July 27, 2017 by Brian Frye | Send Network
When I ask leaders in North American churches, “In what season in life did you feel closest to God?” their response often points back to their college years. And when I press further asking for an exact moment, more often than not leaders either highlight some type of catalytic event or trip or...
July 26, 2017 by Andy Metzger | Send Network
For most church planters, the season prior to planting feels much like the engagement season leading up to your wedding. As the “big day” gets closer, you feel the pressure more and more to make sure all your responsibilities have been checked off the list. Whether you’re preparing to move to a...
July 25, 2017 by Brian Frye | Church Planting | Send Network
You’ve recruited a team and constructed a plan to start a college ministry through your church to engage the campus. Now, what is your next step? Keeping the big picture of reaching the lost and making disciples at the forefront of discussion, you’ll need to build out and fine-tune your one-year...
July 24, 2017 by Brian Frye | Send Network
Have you ever looked at the college or university campus in your community from a missional perspective? On the campus next to you, just a few blocks or miles away, sits one of the greatest mission fields of all time. It is a mission field that has the potential, if engaged with the gospel, to...
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July 24, 2017 by Send Network
Why does the Send Network exist? This is a great question and one that you should be asking. In our day, there is no shortage of church planting networks and leaders doing amazing work to see churches planted. We praise God for the efforts of all those who labor under the banner of Jesus...
July 20, 2017 by Tim Wheat | Send Network
The simple truth is that we need more churches. If we are going to see North America transformed by the gospel of Jesus Christ, we need healthy churches in every city, reaching every demographic and every people group. To do this, we need to develop more church planters, so more churches are...
July 19, 2017 by Steve Canter | Send Network
Steve Canter, Send City Missionary for New York City, explains the necessary components to create a leadership pipeline in a new church plant.
July 18, 2017 by Chad Childress | Send Network
A kingdom perspective that pushes back lostness does not develop within a church without effort. Rather, it happens when we look past our church and multiply out. This is what the Church Planting Pipeline is all about. We believe that churches plant churches. When we looked at the tremendous...
July 17, 2017 by Jeff Christopherson | Send Network
There are few things more electrifying to me than to witness the transformative power of a single, local church that is kingdom first in its priority and mission. To watch a church, guided by a burdened leadership, lay down its baser self-interests for her eternal kingdom calling of “going” and...
July 13, 2017 by Send Network | Send Network
Noah Clifton is a high school Freshman, who enjoys playing in the high school youth band at church and going on mission trips. Noah is also a pastor’s kid. This is his experience as a PK. I have been a pastor’s kid since I was two, so pretty much my entire living memory. My grandfather is also a...
July 12, 2017 by Send Network | Send Network
Steve Canter, Send City Missionary for New York City, explains how Sending Churches can care for their church planter’s family.
July 11, 2017 by Send Network | Send Network
Emily Abella is a 20-year-old college student at The College at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. She is currently studying history with a minor in Christian studies. Emily is the oldest of six kids and is also a pastor’s kid. This is her experience being a PK. I have always been a...

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.