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December 4, 2017 by Robert Christmas | Send Network
West Palm Beach, Florida was recently recognized as the city with the highest concentration of people who have never been to church. Over 90% of those living in South Florida are far from God. These are the stats that get us up early in the mornings, keep us on our knees and keep our eyes on the...
November 29, 2017 by Brandon Clements | Send Network
What we are finding is that there is a special joy that comes from sharing in the sufferings of Christ, in sacrificing for the good of another. The reason adoption is so representative of the gospel is because chosen suffering is necessary for it to happen, and chosen suffering is exactly the...
November 28, 2017 by Brandon Clements | Send Network
As hard as this process has been so far—here is what we are learning, slowly and fitfully—it’s supposed to feel this way. It’s supposed to be this hard. The grief that all of us are sharing in right now is not abnormal, and it doesn’t mean we’re doing it wrong. In fact, it means we’re doing it...
November 27, 2017 by Brandon Clements | Send Network
This series of posts was originally written in November 2016. We have been home from China with our adopted son Jeremiah for 6 weeks, and when people ask me how we’re all doing I usually say, “We’re alive, and that’s our only goal right now, so good I think.” We could safely say that this has...
November 23, 2017 by Vance Pitman | Send Network
Vance Pitman, church planter and sending church pastor, explains the best ways sending churches can instill their DNA in the life of their planters.
November 22, 2017 by Bland Mason | Send Network
Finding a worship gathering space can be one of the most frustrating parts of launching a new church. After all, you can raise money and you can recruit people to the core team, but most planters are forced to work within the constraints of available space in their community, especially in urban...
November 21, 2017 by Charlie Dunn | Send Network
The late scholar Mark Seale said, “everyone has a way of ‘leaning into life,’ and the Christian strives to ‘lean into life,’ all of life, Christianly. Conversion does not simply install a new ‘religious’ program over the existing operating system. It installs a new operating system.” Such a quote...
November 20, 2017 by Kent Bateman | Send Network
One of the things I felt least ready for when planting City Church was how to find and secure a Sunday meeting location. It wasn’t that I didn’t know what I was looking for—I felt good about that part. It was that I didn’t know where or how to look. Other than the very impressive skill of...
November 16, 2017 by William Brown | Send Network
If we want to see a move of God in North America, we should pray that God will move in and through church planters.Church planters are on the front lines, confronting the darkness and spreading the gospel in North America. They often serve in areas with little gospel witness, far from the...
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 15, 2017 by Alan Briggs | Send Network
Don’t ask your goldfish how the water is. Goldie won’t have any idea what you’re talking about. The same could be said of us. We are swimming backstroke in our culture immersed in its swirling currents. At times it feels like we’re caught in the riptide. It requires careful discernment to spot...
November 14, 2017 by Send Network | Send Network
Special guest Christy Dyer is a team member of a church plant as well as a mission mobilization missionary in Send NYC. Listen as she talks about the importance of team member coaching.

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.