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May 21, 2018 by George Ross | Send Network
Reggie McNeil says, “The single most important piece of information a leader possesses is self-awareness.”[1] Self-Awareness could be defined as a conscious knowledge of our own character, feelings, motives, and desires. When left unchecked, a lack of self-awareness in these areas can be...
May 21, 2018 by Muche Ukegbu | Send Network
Muche Ukegbu, a church planter in South Florida, offers three practical steps one can take toward racial reconciliation.
May 16, 2018 by Corey Abney | Evangelism | Send Network
I remember it like it was yesterday. After one of “those” church business meetings, someone close to me asked, “Why don’t you just plant a church?” I have to admit, the idea sounded good at the time, but after much thought and prayer, I couldn’t escape God’s call on my life to lead an established...
May 15, 2018 by Ron Edmonson | Evangelism | Send Network
I was asked to write a post titled "Shaping your senior pastor's heart toward planting." I need to say that’s a tough one for me to do as a senior pastor. Having been a church planter, seeing the need, and knowing the value of established churches and church plants, I am already actively involved...
May 14, 2018 by Jeremy Westbrook | Send Network
So, you’re currently reading through the book of Acts, or have recently read a book or even attended a conference on the topic of church planting. Maybe none of the above. However, the Lord is stirring your heart as a staff pastor toward multiplying God’s kingdom through church planting. Over...
May 11, 2018 by Bernie Cueto | Chaplaincy | Send Network
Preaching is one of those those sacred tasks entrusted to the pastor that, unless you are doing it on a weekly basis, you cannot grasp the magnitude of the challenge. It is relentless! Sunday is always coming! At Family Church, preaching is about alignment: alignment with the Word of God (Are we...
'My only aim' Blog Post
May 10, 2018 by Garth Leno | Send Network
The greater danger for most of us isn’t that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it. — Michelangelo While reading the Acts of the Apostles recently, I stumbled across a statement that sounds a bit radical. Perhaps even fanatical. But now I’m convinced it’s a...
May 8, 2018 by Send Network | Send Network
Hear the story of Geneva Push, a church planting network in Australia. See how coaching wives became a part of the DNA of the network. Kathy Litton and Cathie Heard discuss the needs of a church planter wife and how coaching can help. Dino Senesi and Spouse Care Director, Kathy Litton, of the...
May 8, 2018 by Todd Stiles | Send Network
Yep, you read that title right. This is an article about your physical health. “But I thought I was involved in a spiritual endeavor — church planting?” You are. But you will be experiencing that endeavor in a physical body. So both matter. Yes, one more than the other, but neither is...
May 3, 2018 by Brad Brisco | Send Network
Every organization, including the church, is built upon underlying paradigms or assumptions. This is not the same thing as the church’s beliefs or theological systems. Rather the paradigm determines how an organization thinks and, therefore, acts. Paradigms explain and then guide behavior. If we...
May 3, 2018 by Brad Brisco | Send Network
Measurement is fabulous. Unless you're busy measuring what's easy to measure, as opposed to what's important. ~ Seth Godin When it comes to “keeping score,” churches in North America have typically focused on three metrics: buildings, budgets, and butts. While there is nothing inherently wrong...
May 2, 2018 by Brad Brisco | Chaplaincy | Send Network
Movement is a mindset. Perhaps the very first thing that should be said in regard to church planting and movements is that it has to be a mindset. It not only has to change the way we think about church, mission, and multiplication, but it will begin to shape the very way we function as 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.