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December 12, 2017 by Mike Byrd | Send Network
Both planters and re-planters who are burdened to serve Jesus can find themselves extremely busy -- with meetings, lunches, vision casting, fundraising, and team building. While each of these things are very much needed -- and are great when kept in their proper perspective -- if we are honest...
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 Send Network | Send Network
Host Dino Senesi talks with Send City Missionary Steve Canter about coaching and systems for success in New York City. To learn more about Send Network planting in NYC, visit namb.net/send-cities/newyorkcity.
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 30, 2017 by Sterling Edwards | Send Network
It would be hard to count how many times I have said the words, “so what did you think?” to my wife following a sermon. Maybe we were in the car, maybe we had just sat down to lunch, or maybe we were still at the church. Regardless of where we were, there have been hundreds of times that I have...
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 28, 2017 by Bob Bickford | Send Network
It will happen to you. One Sunday, you’ll find yourself in the pulpit preaching, looking at the congregation and realizing that the sermon you’re preaching isn’t connecting. It isn’t flowing. It’s not clear to the congregation. It’s not clear to you either, in fact, it’s just falling flat. That...
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.