News & Updates

MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM SENT NETWORK

One of the hardest things in the world to do is to plant a church. Especially in 2020. The pandemic has made financial sustainability, community engagement, church attendance, and positive mental health harder for every church planter. It’s a significant feat that we have lost 0 of our church…
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HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

SENT Network doesn’t happen without your generous support. Here’s why some of our church planters are thankful for SENT Network: “I’m thankful for SENT Network’s prayerful support of church planters and their intentional focus on coaching church pastors in mission.” – Ben Palka, Kings Church, Washington D.C.
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ELECTION DAY

Anxiety and tension characterize our society. Everyone seems to be on edge about the outcome of today’s election. Some threaten with hostile responses if their candidate isn’t elected. Many will express a tirade of harsh and demeaning words toward those elected if it wasn’t their choice. How about us?…
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SENT NETWORK IS EXPANDING!

We’re celebrating our network’s expansion in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. Aaron Dininny will now be pioneering and overseeing our church planting initiatives throughout this area, as the new Hampton Roads Area Director with SENT. Aaron will continue serving as Lead Pastor of OV Church in Norfolk, VA,…
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STILL SPREADING

It is still spreading. Yes, the coronavirus continues to spread, but it’s not all that’s spreading. Jorge Solorzano recently had a fantastic opportunity to spread the good news despite bad news. Jorge is the lead planting pastor of Axis Church, a multi-ethnic church here in Annapolis, planted with SENT…
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ADAPTIVE LEADERSHIP IN CRAZY TIMES

We are all acutely aware of how the spread of the coronavirus has caused us to be a bit disoriented. It has disrupted life on many levels: emotionally, physically, and practically. We face disruptions to our work, health, births, childcare, weddings, funerals, travel, finances, and even the way we…
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SWEET FRAGRANCE

The Christmas season brings many sweet fragrances into our homes. Fresh cut Christmas trees, candles, and spiced cider on the stove emit scents that delight our senses at this time of year. There is another type of fragrance Paul wrote about in Philippians 4:14-20. Giving, as an act of…
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SENT NETWORK COLLECTIVES

“Let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near” (Hebrews 10:25). This mutual encouragement is not only needed…
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TRAINING WITH SENT NETWORK

Our last newsletter described coaching as one of SENT Network’s equipping strategies (read our last newsletter here). In this newsletter, we focus on training with SENT. Solomon once aptly wrote, “Instruct the wise and they will be wiser still; teach the righteous and they will add…
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COACHING WITH SENT NETWORK

Throughout the book of Proverbs, Solomon’s instruction on the importance of receiving good counsel seems endless (e.g. Prov. 1:5; 9:9; 13:10, 20; and 20:5). Perhaps most famously, Solomon teaches, “Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another” (Proverbs 27:17). SENT heeds this teaching by providing coaching to sharpen its…
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