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March 27, 2018 by Kevin Dunlap | Send Network
It’s been said that planting a church is not the most dangerous job in the world, but it is the most hazardous — to marriages, families, and one's relationship with God. Having an engaging and strategic sending/parent church is critical to equipping planters to lead and finish well. Below are...
March 27, 2018 by Jenna Hallock, Mark Hallock | Send Network
If you are replanting and you have children at home, it’s important to consider how your entire family will be involved. There’s no doubt your family will be affected by the call to replant, so by intentionally choosing to serve and love together, you can make the most of each opportunity. Here...
March 26, 2018 by Clint Clifton | Send Network
What is a CPCT? Our Church Planter Care Team (CPCT) is a group of members who, on behalf of our church, make it their responsibility to support and encourage families we send to spread the gospel. We want to be the first people they message with a God-story because they know we will celebrate...
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 20, 2018 by Bob Bickford | Send Network
Most every pastor I have met has entered into ministry with a high sense of calling and a desire to honor God through preaching, teaching, discipling, shepherding, and caring for the flock God has entrusted to him. Some among us are filled with idealism and intense passion to see the church body...
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 16, 2018 by Kyle Bueermann | Send Network
Imagine the scene with me for a moment: It’s 10 minutes before the start of the worship service. You’ve spent several hours working on your sermon. You have perfectly punctuated each primary point. You’ve spent time discipling and shepherding your people throughout the week. You straighten your...
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 Brian Croft | Send Network
As I work with pastors all around the world, I am struck by two things: How much pastors are struggling with discouragement and how many think they are alone in their struggle. Last week, I received an email from a pastor who poured his heart out to me, and in doing so captured well the common...