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January 18, 2018 by Jason Helmbacher | Send Network
Having pastored established churches since 2001, I made some unfortunate assumptions as God moved us into this season of leading a replant. Because I had experienced a certain rate of growth in each of the previous churches I served, it made perfect sense to me that the same would happen in a...
January 16, 2018 by Mark Hallock | Send Network
One of the greatest ways you can get involved in helping a replant is by serving as a volunteer in some capacity. What a joy it will be for you to serve this congregation! Likewise, it will be a great blessing for the replanter and members of the replant to have you come and serve. You will want...
January 11, 2018 by Mark Hallock | Send Network
Replanting is not for everyone. It takes a particular gift mix and a clear calling from the Lord. And, like every other ministry, serving as a pastor of a church replant can be very discouraging at times. Replanting a congregation definitely has its ups and downs. It can be discouraging when...
January 9, 2018 by Send Network | Send Network
New Jersey church planter and Send Philadelphia coaching champion Buff McNickle talks about the relationship with his coach, Samuel Rodriguez.
January 8, 2018 by Jim Breeden | Send Network
While churches are autonomous under the headship of Christ, God has designed the local body of believers to be connected to His larger family for accountability and edification. In Southern Baptist church life, the local association of churches makes these types of connections possible. Such...
January 3, 2018 by Mark Hallock | Send Network
Perhaps you already are sold on the idea of church replanting. You understand the sad reality that congregations in our country are sick and dying and need radical help. The question is this: How can you, and perhaps your church, get involved in replanting dying churches? I want to encourage you...
January 3, 2018 by Noah Oldham | Send Network
Noah Oldham, Send City Missionary for St. Louis, talks about the importance of bringing elders on your team at the right time.
January 3, 2018 by Matt Rogers | Send Network
Perfect love casts out fear (1 Jn 4:18). The promise presupposes certain realities. First, fear is built into the human psyche. Life in a fallen world is fear-ridden. We know things are not as they should be and, this side of eternity, they never will be. We fear catastrophe and chaos—cancer...
January 2, 2018 by Matt Rogers | Send Network
Where’d that come from? We’ve probably all asked this question from time to time. Something happens in our home and our spouse responds in a way we don’t understand or appreciate. After our initial shock, we begin to dig into where this response came from. Maybe our spouse spent the entire day...
December 29, 2017 by Fred Luter | Send Network
In September 1986, my life was changed forever when I was elected as pastor of a dying Southern Baptist mission called Franklin Avenue Baptist Church. I grew up in the National Baptist denomination. I was the middle of five kids raised in a home by a single mom who required everyone living in...
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...