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December 28, 2017 by Brandon Clements | 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...
December 27, 2017 by Dustin Willis | Send Network
Too often we settle for the status quo. We assume this is just the way life is. We get comfortable with, well, being comfortable. But our God is a God who challenges us to push past the expected. To reach wider, love deeper, go farther. We are everyday missionaries, and God has positioned each...
December 26, 2017 by Brian Frye | Send Network
Have you ever looked at the college or university campus in your community from a missional perspective? On the campus next to you, just a few blocks or miles away, sits one of the greatest mission fields of all time. It is a mission field that has the potential, if engaged with the gospel, to...
December 21, 2017 by Brad Brisco | Send Network
The idea of rethinking vocation must start with considering the sacred/secular divide, or what some people refer to as the problem of dualism. Dualism, simply put, is wrongly dividing something that should not be divided. The Greco-Roman thought was that the world is divided into two competing...
December 19, 2017 by Jeff Christopherson | Send Network
There are few things more electrifying to me than to witness the transformative power of a single local church that is kingdom first in its priority and mission. To watch a church, guided by a burdened leadership, lay down its baser self-interests for her eternal kingdom calling of “going” and...
December 18, 2017 by Jeff Christopherson | Send Network
To say that I am euphoric about the new conversation that is happening within church planting circles would be an understatement. Exchanges that have progressed from “planting a church” to “planting a kingdom movement” are key indicators that we may be heading toward a more hopeful future. I have...
December 18, 2017 by Garth Leno | Send Network
In April 2016, Dan Rockwell posted a piece on his leadership blog called “The Five Biggest Mistakes New Leaders Make.” I’ve been reflecting on this since I attended a Church Planting Pipeline Roundtable in Atlanta where we talked about leading potential church planters or interns in the pipeline,...
December 11, 2017 by Rick Duncan | Send Network
You don't have to hang around my friend Mac Lake very long to see it happen. He'll hear someone share an insight, hit his forehead with the palm of his hand, and say, "Wow! That's great! Did you all hear that? Would you say that again? I'm going to write this down. You guys should too!" It's...
December 6, 2017 by Robert Christmas | Send Network
We learned a lot from our first attempt at mimicking the daily training and sending we see in Acts 19:10. Here are a few of the key takeaways: 1. You need a plan Having a detailed plan with times, locations and activity to be done, really helped set the tone for how intentional this week was...
December 5, 2017 by Robert Christmas | Send Network
There were many many great stories from our week of intentional gospel conversations. Here are a few of the highlights: Kyle Konstantine and Angela Goncharov are church planters from the Ukraine. They moved here to reach the hundreds of thousands of Russian speakers in South Florida. They...
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...

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.