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ChurchLeadership
June 1, 2021

A Lament Over the Disunity of the Church

  Author’s Note: I love the Church. When and where she is healthy, I celebrate with joy. Where she remains broken and dysfunctional, I grieve with a pain that is emotional, spiritual, and deeply personal. She often hurts me, and…
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ChurchChurch PlantingMultiplication
May 4, 2021

One Thing Many Pastors Lack

  One thing that many pastors say they lack is true, deep friendships. Many don't feel they have peers in ministry; several feel like they have allies, but not true confidants. A priority in Saturate's Regional Residencies is to develop…
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Church PlantingLeadership
April 28, 2021

Better Together

Saturate believes that God's people are better as we labor alongside and serve together. Every follower of Jesus has some strengths and some needs, and God designed each church to thrive as we mutually give and receive from each other.…
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Church PlantingLeadership
April 22, 2021

Equipping the Wife of the Church Planter

One of the most surprising realities in much church planter/pastor training in North America is the lack of focus on the planter/pastor's wife. While this is likely unintentional, it seems that the vital role wives play in church planting or…
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ChurchDiscipleshipGospelLeadership
April 19, 2021

Reframing Where We Are

This blog is an excerpt from our recently released Leader Cohort Series.  We designed this series of videos and guides to help groups of pastors and leaders to meet together in cohorts for the purpose of growing in health, learning…
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Church PlantingLeadership
April 14, 2021

Developing Holistic, Healthy Church Planters

  One of the more difficult aspects of church planting comes long before the church is ever planted. It isn’t that the planting of the church is easy, but there is a reality that the actual planting of the church…
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ChurchDiscipleshipFoundationsResources
April 13, 2021

What Does Membership Have To Do With Gospel Saturation?

    This year has left us all longing for more… more than pandemic fears and isolation, political unrest, racial injustices, economic challenges, and the weariness in our own souls. We long for hope, peace, and joy. We long for…
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Church PlantingCurrent EventsMultiplication
February 4, 2021

5 Encouragements for Current and Future Planters

  Church planting exists for God’s mission, and has always been a vital part of that mission. He has consistently sent His people into new mission fields, to minister among new people groups, and often to plant new churches.  Sometimes church…
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Church PlantingCurrent Events
February 2, 2021

6 Things to Avoid in Church Planting

  Why do church leaders crash and burn so often? Church leaders rarely burn out, disqualify themselves, quit, or get fired based on a shortfall in their preaching ability, organizational savvy, shepherding skills, or other external competencies in their day…
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Church PlantingCurrent Events
January 28, 2021

You Started a Church. Now What?

  Starting a church is no small thing. It can be simple or complex. It can involve a few people or a few hundred. It can be lots of things. But spiritually, it’s not small. In some ways, starting a…
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Church PlantingCurrent Events
January 26, 2021

7 Marks of Essential Ecclesiology

  “So… I think we may have planted a church.” I’ve heard that statement no less than two dozen times since March of 2020. Actually, it often sounds more like a question—“I’m Ron Burgundy?” COVID has invited much creativity across…
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Church PlantingCurrent Events
January 21, 2021

Pitfalls to Avoid When Planting in the Pandemic

  There’s no question the pandemic has dramatically affected church planting efforts. The Send Institute works closely with church planting organizations, and over the last year, we’ve seen newly launched churches revert back to pre-launch phases, teams indefinitely push out…
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LeadershipPastoringSpiritual Growth
July 15, 2020

Practical Questions to Identify Leadership Idols

  As a leader, I find my heart constantly running after new gods; the things in which I pursue greater satisfaction, greater security, and greater significance. Only Jesus can save me from such rampant idolatry. However, I must be intentional…
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