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MURDER TOWN, USA

                               DERRICK AND HIS FAMILY Wilmington, DE is city of contrasts. It’s Center City is bustling with business, new restaurants, and the arts. West Center City, on the other hand, was ranked as the…
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SENT COLLECTIVES

I just met with SENT church planters from around our region for what we call our Collective. This Collective was a gathering of pastors from ten church plants and five others currently preparing to plant. I’m thrilled that we are becoming more racially diverse as a Network and…
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MISSION TO ETHIOPIANS

 ENDALK & BETTY Dear friends, We are super excited to partner with Endalk and Betty Ayo as they plant our first ethnic church with SENT Network! They are currently preparing to start a gospel-centered church among the extremely large ethnic group of Amharic-speaking Ethiopians in the greater D.C.
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NEW ENGLAND

We are praying about expanding SENT Network beyond our region and into New England. I recently traveled to meet with eleven pastors around Boston, MA and New Haven, CT. My goal? I was seeking to explore future partnerships to plant churches in a region with much need for…
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GREAT JOY

REJOICE WITH DOWNTOWN HOPE. THEY WILL GATHER ON CHRISTMAS EVE TO WORSHIP IN THEIR OWN BUILDING FOR THE FIRST TIME.    “…I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.” Luke 2:10 In the face of personal brokenness, sin, hardship, and even…
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THANKSGIVING

“Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever.” Psalm 136:1 We thank God for your partnership with us as we equip leaders to plant gospel-centered churches that increase thanksgiving in the lives of people in their neighborhoods, subcultures, and cities.
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PROGRESS AND PAIN

It was exciting to visit and see the tremendous progress of one of our newest church plants in Frederick, MD – Redemption City Church. Bliss Spillar, his wife Shelby, and their daughter Cora relocated to start Redemption City less than a year ago and have been engaging unbelievers…
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WELCOMING NEIGHBORS

  Welcome neighbors! This was the vibe of Redeemer City Church and lead planter Steven Lee at the school on Sunday in Northeast D.C. where they will now meet weekly for their worship gatherings. I was so glad to be with them for their launch Sunday in the…
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FIRST DISCIPLESHIP, THEN LEADERSHIP

I was reminded recently of a timeless principle, “first discipleship, then leadership.” This was reinforced while I was with one of our church plants last Sunday, The Well Community Church, started and led by Matt Klingler. While at The Well, I sat with founding members Blaise and his wife Mabilia,…
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RENOVATION

Downtown Hope just began renovation on their own building that they purchased recently.  Members of this church plant in our Network dedicated themselves to give and work together to see this building transformed for God’s purposes. This community of disciples, led by Joey Tomassoni, are excited to one…
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