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March 23, 2018 by Muche Ukegbu | Send Network
Muche Ukegbu, a church planter in Miami, talks about the reasons every planter should attend the Send Network orientation.
March 21, 2018 by Brian Bowman | Send Network
It snowed in Phoenix, Arizona, on Jan. 1, 2011. It was the only snow we have seen since we moved from Oklahoma that same day seven years ago. That first year in Phoenix was completely devoted to identifying and building a core team that would help me launch Valley Life Church 53 weeks after that...
March 20, 2018 by Aaron Jozwiak | Send Network
Before we started our church planting process, I had a seasoned pastor remind me that if a church is birthed with deformities, it is going to grow with deformities. This makes the early leadership in church planting critically important. In fact, some of the most important leadership...
March 19, 2018 by Chris Causey | Send Network
It is incredible that Jesus’ intention in His three-year ministry was to start a global movement in a pre-internet people not even aware of the existence of most of the continents on Earth. Christ's global vision was truly unprecedented. Even more amazing was His plan to create this global...
March 15, 2018 by Rayden Hollis | Send Network
Rayden Hollis, church planter in St. Louis, talks about the importance of regularly gathering with other brothers when planting a church.
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...

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.