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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 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...
October 24, 2017 by Send Network | Send Network
The label “intern” used to be code word for the person who does anything and everything their boss doesn’t want to do. Interns are the best when you are in charge. Don’t want to scrape the gum out of the carpet at the church? Don’t worry. The interns got that! Tired of pestering people to sign up...
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...
e-book: 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 22, 2017 by Brandon Clements, Send Network | Send Network
Years ago, when my wife and I started talking about wanting to develop a lifestyle of biblical hospitality, we made a decision that changed everything for us. We always felt like we were too busy to really practice this in a substantial way, but we realized we had most Tuesdays open. So we...
e-book: Why the Send Network Blog Post, eBook
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 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...
July 10, 2017 by Send Network | Send Network
Madelyn Joy Kwak is a sophomore in high school and the oldest of four children. Madelyn is also a pastor’s kid. This is her experience being a PK. I have been a pastor’s kid for basically my entire life. Even before I was born my dad was heavily involved in ministry. When I was younger, I was...
July 5, 2017 by Send Network | Send Network
Steve Canter, Send City Missionary for New York City, talks about how to build core team in the life of a new church plant.
May 22, 2017 by Send Network
Partnership is a key to success in church planting. Effective plants have Sending Churches that partner with them in meaningful ways. In turn, church plants seek to partner with their Sending and Sup- porting Churches to enhance their church health and missionary effectiveness. In this e-book, we...
March 29, 2017 by Send Network | Send Network
Christine Hoover, author and pastor's wife, reveals the three unique things every church planter needs to know about his wife to best serve her.
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...
March 6, 2017 by Send Network | Send Network
After more than 30 years in ministry, Pastor Garth Leno stepped down from his role at his church of 10 years, not knowing what his next steps would be. A few months later, he and his wife opened their home for a Bible study, which soon became known as The Gathering. Four months after their first...
Send Network Essence Video Blog Post, Video
January 30, 2017 by Send Network | Send Network
This is a picture of what it takes to reach a city with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. This is brotherhood, multiplication and kingdom. This is the Send Network.
October 11, 2016 by Send Network | Send Network
Six months into our first pastorate, I had a real “aha” moment. I didn’t even know it, but I realized I was trying to play a part, and it wasn’t going well at all. I felt empty and lonely.
Who we are Blog Post
September 14, 2016 by Send Network | Send Network
Watch this video and learn more about who we are at NAMB and how we can connect you to your next missional opportunity.
Replant Journal: Vol. 2 Blog Post, Publication
September 7, 2016 by Send Network | Send Network
Leadership is vital for church health. In the case of replanting, leadership can be the difference between the church transitioning to a place of health or ending in a painful death. This edition of Replanting Journal is designed to tackle various leadership issues facing those men seeking to...
August 25, 2016 by Send Network | Send Network
Brotherhood, multiplication, and kingdom all in one three-day package.
August 24, 2016 by Send Network | Send Network
This week we interviewed three practitioners serving on the field as church planters. These are their stories.
August 23, 2016 by Send Network | Church Planting | Send Network
This week we interviewed three practitioners serving on the field as church planters. These are their stories.
August 22, 2016 by Send Network | Send Network
This week we interviewed three practitioners serving on the field as church planters. These are their stories.
August 17, 2016 by Send Network | Send Network
When Jesus begins His earthly ministry, He picks up right where John the Baptist left off—proclaiming that the kingdom of God is at hand, that it’s within reach, that it’s immanent, that it’s here!
February 8, 2016 by Send Network | Send Network
The following series will cover spiritual disciplines that we believe are crucial in aligning church planter's and pastor's hearts to the heart of Jesus.
January 11, 2016 by Send Network | Send Network
Counseling could easily be defined as intensive discipleship. More specifically, counseling is the Spirit-empowered process of one Christian humbly and compassionately coming alongside another Christian to give words of encouragement, loving...
December 2, 2015 by Send Network | Send Network
Send Network: What is the vision of Midtown Fellowship? Allen Tipping: Our vision statement is, “A Jesus-centered family on mission.” We break that down into three parts. First, is Jesus-centered. We want everything we do to be...
October 12, 2015 by Send Network | Send Network
"Every life on mission” and “every church on mission” are two phrases we use to encourage individuals and churches to become involved in missional activity.
October 8, 2015 by Send Network | Send Network
Church planter, Patrice Viakinnou, shares his vision for ministry to New York City’s West-African population by explaining the frontlines of mission.
August 5, 2015 by Send Network | Evangelism | Send Network
It is obviously impossible to encapsulate a conference experience with words, so these posts will focus on recapping the content from the main stage speakers. (Quotes are as close as possible to the exact wording used.) Session 5: David...
August 4, 2015 by Send Network | Evangelism | Send Network
It is obviously impossible to encapsulate a conference experience with words, so these posts will focus on recapping the content from the main stage speakers. (Quotes are as close as possible to the exact wording used.)   Aaron Coe...
August 4, 2015 by Send Network | Evangelism | Send Network
It is obviously impossible to encapsulate a conference experience with words, so these posts will focus on recapping the content from the main stage speakers. (Quotes are as close as possible to the exact wording used.) Eric Mason was scheduled...
August 4, 2015 by Send Network | Evangelism | Send Network
It is obviously impossible to encapsulate a conference experience with words, so these posts will focus on recapping the content from the main stage speakers. (Quotes are as close as possible to the exact wording used.) Louie Giglio In the...
August 3, 2015 by Send Network | Evangelism | Send Network
It is obviously impossible to encapsulate a conference experience with words, so these posts will focus on recapping the content from the main stage speakers. (Quotes are as close as possible to the exact wording used.) "We're calling...
August 3, 2015 by Send Network | Evangelism | Send Network
We've been anxiously awaiting it, and the day is finally here. The Send North America Conference kicks off today in downtown Nashville, TN at the Bridgestone Arena. About the Conference The Send North America Conference is a two-day...
July 20, 2015 by Send Network | Evangelism | Send Network
Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines rest as “freedom from activity or labor.” Who wouldn’t want freedom from the seemingly endless funnel of projects?
November 11, 2014 by Send Network | Evangelism | Send Network
This E-book for church planters is a practical reflection on the realities of ministry, and also an admonition to us about our need to believe God.
November 6, 2014 by Send Network | Send Network
By any measure—city population, metro area or regional influence—Phoenix is a major North American city. The center of the Valley of the Sun has as much sway over its area as any other state capitol. If it were not for an enormous physical feature...
October 16, 2014 by Send Network | Evangelism | Send Network
The importance of planning cannot be overstated, especially given the detail and nuance of ministry and everyday life that we face in our generation. So much good is vying for our attention, but so many non-essentials are as well. At times they...
October 9, 2014 by Send Network | Send Network
A walk through Boston is like a review of the pages of a history textbook, with storied landmarks from America’s past seemingly down every street. Today the city is poised to remain the focal point from which the next generation of history makers...
September 2, 2014 by Send Network | Evangelism | Send Network
The mission of God is not reserved for the "professional Christians." In fact, there are no professional Christians. We are all called to abandon our own mission to join the everyday mission of God, and God wants to use you. Whether you preach the...
August 1, 2014 by Send Network | Send Network
La Visión:   Una comunidad de plantadores que se apoyan mutuamente para la edificación de loa plantadores, la obra y la misión de Dios entre y atráves de la comunidad Hispana. Los Principios del grupo: *   “ Llevad los unos las cargas de los...
February 2, 2014 by Send Network | Evangelism | Send Network
Thank you for attending the Evangelism Networks Conference. Enjoy these notes from our gathering: The 7 secrets of top evangelistic churches in the SBC.
August 20, 2013 by Send Network | Send Network
“La oración del justo es poderosa y eficaz.” Santiago 5:16b Ore….. 1.  Que Dios los traiga a si mismo – Juan 6:44   2.  Que busquen conocer a Dios – Hechos 17:27 y Dt. 4:29   3.  Que crean en la verdad en las Escrituras – I Tes....
August 20, 2013 by Send Network | Send Network
La  Biblia   no  se  limita  en  cuanto al número  de  dones  espirituales,  o  aún sus   definiciones.    Las  cuatro  listas  mayores  se  encuentran  en  Romanos 12: 3-8;  I Cor.  12: 1-11,  27: 31;   Efesios  4: 11-12,  y  I  Pedro   4: 9-11,...
August 20, 2013 by Send Network | Send Network
Cuando alguien recibe a Cristo el líder o amigo cristiano necesita confirmar este primer paso con estos siguientes puntos clave:   1. Repase la decisión y el compromiso que se hizo – Efesios 2:8-9 2. Afirme la seguridad de la fé del nuevo...
August 20, 2013 by Send Network | Send Network
“Lo que me has oído decir en presencia de muchos testigos, encomiéndalo a creyentes dignos de confianza, que a su vez estén capacitados para enseñar a otros.” 2 Tim. 2:2 Versículos básicos para construir la fe: “Mas a cuantos lo recibieron, a...
August 20, 2013 by Send Network | Send Network
Por una entrega personal a Cristo… “Señor Jesus, sé que soy un pecador y necesito perdón.  Creo que moriste por mis pecados.  Quiero dejar mis pecados.  Te invito a entrar a mi corazón y a mi vida. Quiero confiar en ti y seguirte como mi Señor y...
August 20, 2013 by Send Network | Send Network
Requisitos: Debe ser hombre de una sola mujer – I Timoteo 3 /I Pedro 5: 1-7 Debe ser llamado/afirmado por la congregación. Debe ser un discípulo por 2 años – no un neófito. Está creciendo como líder- tiene un mentor o grupo de apoyo...
EN CRISTO Blog Post
August 20, 2013 by Send Network | Send Network
6 lecciones básicas para crecer en Cristo, conjuntamente con su cuerpo, y sirviendo en su misión.   1)  Vida nueva ¿Qué sucedió cuando Cristo te salvó?  ¿Qué está sucediendo hoy? 2)  Crecer en la fe ¿Cómo aprendes la Palabra de Dios en...
August 20, 2013 by Send Network | Send Network
GUÍA DE ORACIÓN DE 30 DÍAS POR LA COMUNIDAD QUE DESEAMOS ALCANZAR       1. Lea Lucas 1:11-20. Como le pasó a Zacarías, después de muchas decepciones es fácil empezar a creer que la bendición nunca llegará. Ore para que...
August 20, 2013 by Send Network | Send Network
1.  La Creación- Genesis 1:1- 2:3 2.  El Hombre y la mujer – Gen. 2:4-2:25 3.  La Caída – Genesis 3 4.  Noe y el Diluvio- Gen. 6:11-Gen. 9:17 5.  La Torre de Babel y el llamado de Abram – Genesis 11- 12:9 6.  Abraham e Isaac – Genesis...
August 20, 2013 by Send Network | Send Network
Esta debe ser una caminata por un área comprendida entre cuatro y seis manzanas. Dibuje un mapa del área anotando los diversos tipos de edificios con sus usos, los espacios vacíos, iglesias, tiendas, etc. Luego tome nota en el área y cuando le...
August 20, 2013 by Send Network | Evangelism | Send Network
Use este formulario como una guía para preparar una entrevista con un líder de la comunidad. Sin embargo, trate de conocer las áreas que quiera cubrir sin usar un cuestionario formal como este. Luego de entrevistarse escriba sus impresiones y...
La Familia Blog Post
August 1, 2013 by Send Network | Send Network
LA_FAMILIA_CRISTIANA
10 Mandamientos Blog Post
August 1, 2013 by Send Network | Send Network
“Entre ustedes ni siquiera debe mencionarse la inmoralidad sexual, ni ninguna clase de impureza o de avaricia, porque eso no es propio del pueblo santo de Dios.”  Efesios 5:3 NVI   1.     Thou shalt not go to lunch alone with the opposite...
August 1, 2013 by Send Network | Send Network
Saludos, Hoy has hecho una decisión que cambiara tu vida.  Dios te ama, y hoy haz invitado a Cristo a ser tu Salvador y Señor.  El murió por tus pecados y estás perdonado para vivir una vida abundante en Cristo. Jesus dijo…“Yo he venido para que...
August 1, 2013 by Send Network | Send Network
“Hermanos, el deseo de mi corazón, y mi oración a Dios por los israelitas, es que lleguen a ser salvos”                                 Romanos 10:1 (NVI) “Mientras Pablo los esperaba en Atenas, le dolió en el alma ver que la ciudad estaba llena...
August 1, 2013 by Send Network | Send Network
A. Lo que quiera tener al final , constrúyalo desde el principio.   No basta con tener gente orando por la nueva iglesia, sino que desde el principio la nueva iglesia debe desarrollarse como un pueblo que ora.   B. Haga de la...
August 1, 2013 by Send Network | Send Network
“Se mantenían firmes en la enseñanza de los apóstoles, en la comunión, en el partimiento del pan y en la oración.”  Hechos 2:42   Un servicio de alabanza semanal debe ser formado alrededor de la visión de Dios para la comunidad y los...
August 1, 2013 by Send Network | Send Network
“Toda la Escritura es inspirada por Dios y útil para enseñar, para reprender, para corregir y para instruir en la justicia, a fin de que el siervo de Dios esté enteramente capacitado para toda buena obra.” 2 Tim. 3:16-17 (NVI) Reglas de la...