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Join Send Network VP Dhati Lewis on the front lines of ministry with church planters across North America. Dhati, a pastor and former church planter, hits the road to talk to other planters about life, ministry and the unique privileges and challenges of planting in their context. To hear their stories of community, church multiplication and neighborhood restoration, subscribe today!

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Join Send Network VP Dhati Lewis on the front lines of ministry with church planters across North America. Dhati, a pastor and former church planter, hits the road to talk to other planters about life, ministry and the unique privileges and challenges of planting in their context. To hear their stories of community, church multiplication and neighborhood restoration, subscribe today!

    Your next church planter is in your church

    Your next church planter is in your church

    Every member in your church is your next potential church planter or church planting team member. This week, Dhati Lewis sits down with Brian Bowman, lead pastor of Valley Life Church in Phoenix, Arizona, to talk about how his church has raised up missional leaders from within their congregation to plant churches in metro Phoenix. Related Article: https://www.namb.net/send-network-blog/5-ways-to-generate-vision-and-passion-for-church-planting/.

    • 18 min
    Our unique opportunity in the present crises

    Our unique opportunity in the present crises

    Whether it’s a pandemic, racial injustice, or the critical importance of spreading the gospel to communities across North America through church planting, this is the moment for the Church of Jesus Christ. Moments of crisis are always opportunities for the church to make Jesus known and invite others into His kingdom. This episode is an excerpt from Vance Pitman, senior pastor of Hope Church in Las Vegas, from the May 21 virtual Send Network Gathering. Watch content from previous Send Network Gatherings at SendNetworkGathering.com. Register for the next virtual Send Network Gathering on August 20 at 1 p.m. EDT as we release an all-new resource, Undivided: More Than a Hashtag.

    • 17 min
    Church revitalization as a CEO or shepherd

    Church revitalization as a CEO or shepherd

    When Noe Garcia accepted the job as lead pastor of North Phoenix Baptist Church (NPHX) — a church in desperate need of revitalization — the only other non-Anglo person on staff was the janitor. “It wasn’t the church I had always dreamed about, and in the same token, I wasn’t the pastor they’d always dreamed about,” Garcia explained. In this episode, Dhati Lewis interviews Noe Garcia about his experience with depression, ethnic identity and the immense freedom that accompanied it all while revitalizing NPHX.

    • 21 min
    Corporate lament and injustice

    Corporate lament and injustice

    The surge in racial angst may make you want to either riot or run. This episode is a round table discussion with Dhati Lewis, Vice President of Send Network and lead pastor at Blueprint Church, and Wesley Price and Domingo Guyton, shepherding elders at Blueprint Church, about the recent race-related riots throughout the country, white shame, black pain and what it means to corporately lament. This recording is used with permission.

    • 21 min
    Soul care in turbulent times

    Soul care in turbulent times

    You can’t give what you don’t have, and in hard seasons, caring for our souls is one of the first disciplines to go. In this episode, Dhati Lewis interviews Rivers Partin — a planting wife, member of the spouse development team for Send Network and licensed professional counselor — to talk about the challenges and importance of caring for your soul in difficult seasons.

    • 23 min
    How should churches think through reopening?

    How should churches think through reopening?

    As pastors and church leaders grapple with a new phase of the COVID-19 pandemic and the reopening process, they’re having to look at the future of their church with new eyes. What aspects of life and ministry will quickly return to normal, slowly return to normal and what will never be the same again? In this episode, Dhati Lewis interviews Bruce Moore, lead pastor of Christ Fellowship Church in Tampa, Florida, to discuss churches’ reopening process.

    • 21 min

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