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October 18, 2017 by Sterling Edwards | Send Network
One morning, I was on my way home from the YMCA in downtown Brooklyn, which was just three blocks from my apartment. On that short walk home, I ran into a local waffle shop to grab some water, and the owner just says to me, “Are you a man of the Lord?” His approach shocked me, and it led to us...
October 17, 2017 by Parker Manuel | Send Network
In my youth, I ventured on a cross-cultural mission trip, which was the first time I felt confident that my full-time ministry calling would look a lot more like church planting and mission work. Although I didn’t know I would choose to work in North America, I did know I would be pastoring and...
October 16, 2017 by John Steger | Send Network
What’s open seven days a week that fulfills a need and desire people have? No, this is not some riddle I pulled off the internet; it was one of the most fundamental questions I faced when deciding where and how to plant my church in Minneapolis. The answer to that question was going to be the hub...
October 11, 2017 by Send Network | Send Network
Does every church planter need accountability? Host Dino Sinasi and Washington D.C. send city missionary, Clint Clifton, discuss what church planter coaching really means and what it looked like for former collegiate basketball player, Jamie Lomato. Discover the essence of church planter coaching...
October 11, 2017 by Clint Clifton | Send Network
If I had a dollar for every time someone told me not to “sacrifice my family on the altar of ministry,” I could go to Home Depot and buy everything I needed to build an altar and start offering sacrifices in my back yard. I’m sure that those who give me this advice mean well, but the truth is...
October 10, 2017 by Send Network | Send Network
In March and April 2017, we interviewed three practitioners serving on the field as church planters, or serving in a church that sends and supports church planters. These are their stories. A decade ago, when Michael O’Neal began church planting after several years of pastoral ministry and...
October 9, 2017 by Send Network | Send Network
In March and April 2017, we interviewed three pastors serving in Sending Churches. These are their stories. Are you serious about My kingdom and glory or your own? This was the question that Brian Bloye, senior pastor at West Ridge Church, Dallas, Georgia, faced as he considered stepping away...
October 5, 2017 by Jeff Christopherson | Send Network
There are a litany of unknown names in the Bible. You know, those names that are tucked away in the back of Paul’s letters that we often read very quickly hoping that no one will notice that we had butchered the pronunciation? Names like Epaenetus, Andronicus, Ampliatus, Tryphaena, Tryphosa,...
October 3, 2017 by Danny Akin | Send Network
No one has influenced and impacted my life like the “prince of preachers,” the man known as Adrian Rogers. Dr. Rogers was one of the most popular and influential preachers and pastors of the latter half of the 20th century. He was known for expository preaching, evangelistic passion, love for the...
Coaching different cultures Podcast Episode
October 2, 2017 by Send Network | Send Network
What’s it like to coach someone who isn’t part of your culture? Host Dino Sinasi connects with special guest and church planter catalyst & coach, Samuel Rodriguez, on cross-cultural coaching. Discover how ethnic groups can lead one another without barriers, and hear a bit of Samuel’s personal...
From coached to coach Podcast Episode
October 2, 2017 by Send Network | Send Network
What is the actual definition of coaching? Dino Senesi sits down with church planter and coach, Matthew Bond and his wife Heather to discuss how Matthew became a coach and what made him interested in moving from coached to coach. Discover their personal surprises on this journey and listen to key...
October 2, 2017 by Russell D. Moore | Send Network
One of the most influential theologians in my life is a musician. Songwriter Michael Card’s exegetically evocative and lyrically beautiful songs drove me, as a young teenager in Mississippi struggling with a call to preach, to love passionately the mystery of Christ. I can hardly overestimate the...

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.