The end of the calendar year is a natural moment to pause reflect on all God has done. In 2021, church planters, pastors and planting teams have all faced moments of indescribable joy and deep sorrow. We asked hard questions. We laughed, and we cried. We witnessed life and death.
As we look back on the top articles and stories of Send Network, we see them as a small representation of what the broader Send Network family has experienced and what topics have piqued your interest.
From figuring out how to live missionally in our community to celebrating the revitalization of a dying church, we rejoice what God has done and where He may lead us next.
What does it mean to give grace to another?
“Thanks for giving me grace.” It’s a common phrase we hear in Christendom. But what does it really mean to give grace to someone?
10 Practical Tips for Living on Mission in Your Community
Let’s face it: we’re all busy. And living missionally requires intentionality, a willing heart and dependence on the Holy Spirit. Here are 10 practical ways you can live on mission in your community — starting today!
Maryland church revitalizes, grows more than 1,200% in three months
Clinton Baptist Church in Clinton, Maryland was on the brink of death. With only nine members, a big sanctuary and a crushed spirit, God revitalized this church back to health with the help and their new pastor, Colin Pugh. In three months, they went from nine members to 60.
College students: ‘A secret church-planting machine’
Luke Peterson hadn’t planned on working with college students. But after God led him into college ministry, he found something he wouldn’t have expected — students are “a secret church-planting machine.”
5 Markers of Healthy Planting Wives (E-book)
Church planting wives plant their lives in their cities and communities and trust God to birth a new church from their family and team’s efforts. But it’s easy to get lost in the hustle of the church planting grind, floundering in expectations and meeting the needs of others — sometimes at the expense of their health. What does health look like and how do planting wives maintain it?
Boston Church Plants Seven Churches in Eight Years
No healthy 36-year-old expects their heart to call it quits — especially at the beginning of their church planting journey. But that’s exactly what happened to Bland Mason, the lead pastor and church planter of City on a Hill Church in Brookline, Massachusetts.
10 Things church planters wish they could tell mission teams
Church planting is tough. And short-term mission teams can be a lifeline of support and encouragement to church planters or a headache. Here’s 10 ways mission teams can serve the church plants they visit.
Published December 17, 2021