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March 14, 2018 by Rayden Hollis | Send Network
I have been blessed with an amazing brotherhood of church planters in St. Louis. We are learning together how to be vulnerable, how to be gracious, and how to encourage one another. We aren’t willing to settle for just being "OK" or "fine." In our network, we call 'fine' the “f-word." I have a...
March 13, 2018 by Ryan Rice | Send Network
I never wanted to move back to New Orleans. It was truly a supernatural move of God. Moving back to New Orleans to be a church planter was special, but different. I have family there, but moving there as a missionary felt more isolating than I thought. New Orleans is an isolating city for church...
March 12, 2018 by Kempton Turner | Send Network
A significant part of the brotherhood I have experienced was an inherited grace. I take no credit for creating it. Since moving back to my hometown of East St. Louis to plant City of Joy Fellowship, it’s been evident to me that God went before us to provide life-giving gospel relationships. He...
March 8, 2018 by Nira Abella | Send Network
Nira Abella, a church planter spouse in South Florida, provides practical widom to keep in mind when raising kids while planting a church.
March 7, 2018 by Brian Bloye | Send Network
Back in 2012, my wife, Amy, and I wrote a book together called It's Personal: Surviving and Thriving on the Journey of Church Planting. I like to joke and tell people that writing a book together is the third hardest thing we've ever done together. A close second was a planting a church...
March 6, 2018 by Warren Mainard | Send Network
“You are going to drag your wife and kids across the country to plant a church?” That question found a regular seat in the living room of my thoughts in the summer of 2012, when I prepared to move from a healthy, thriving student ministry position in South Carolina to plant Essential Church in...
March 5, 2018 by Dean Fulks | Send Network
"Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. 'Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise), that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land.' Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and...
March 1, 2018 by Mike Byrd | Send Network
What role does disciple making play in planting churches?
February 28, 2018 by Brad Walker | Send Network
In the fall of 2013, I came to a 3-year-old church plant in Southern Indiana as the Executive Pastor. Not long after, we were ready to send out two local church plants. We had no idea that number would be three. In April 2015, a few circumstances were sovereignly brought together, and the plans...
February 27, 2018 by Send Network | Send Network
Dr. Robert E. Logan has over 40 years of ministry experience, including church planting, pastoring, consulting, coaching and speaking. Bob has authored many books that have proven valuable to trainers.
February 27, 2018 by Warren Mainard | Send Network
“Wait a minute, what?” I thought to myself incredulously, “We are no longer a plant?” This thought hit me with the same force as waking up to realize that I am now in my 40s. In the five years since moving to Bellevue,...
February 26, 2018 by Tanner Turley | Send Network
My father was one of the greatest high school basketball coaches in Kentucky history. After watching the majority of his 600+ wins and planting a church in Boston, I’ve learned the value of momentum. One dunk, one deep three-pointer, one open door in your community, one soul saved can make all...

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.