I am a church planter’s wife. Do you know me?

I am a church planter’s wife. Do you know me?

I wonder what other church planter’s wives across the globe are like? I am sure they are a lot like me and the church planter’s wives I have already met. Sometimes silly, skilled in several areas, dedicated to the church and to their husbands. No matter...
Church Planter Wives and Schedules

Church Planter Wives and Schedules

This is the time of year I begin to think about schedules. Unfortunately, so does everyone else! This means we’re all jumping at the bit to get our important events noticed–sports, school, church, and other activities. I don’t mean to sound as if I...
Church Planter Wives in Hiding

Church Planter Wives in Hiding

Dear Church Planter Wife, Are you in hiding? Are you shutting out part of the world in order to survive? Have you been coasting along  –so busy caring for others– in power-on-mode for so long you forgot what it was like to have deep conversations or real...
Church Planter Wife: You Don’t Have to Save the World

Church Planter Wife: You Don’t Have to Save the World

I had an important realization. I am not responsible for saving the world. Um, yeah, of course not…that’s Jesus’ job…why did you think that? I guess I got carried away. Or I got worried. Crazy things have been happening in the news that make me...
The Perks of Being a Church Planter’s Wife

The Perks of Being a Church Planter’s Wife

There are many blessings in the lives of church planters’ wives! No matter what stage of church planting you are in, it is good to focus on the positive aspects of this unique position. What are the perks of being a church planter’s wife? You get to have...
Church Planter Wives & In-between Times

Church Planter Wives & In-between Times

The in-between times. You’ve probably been there. Maybe you’re there right now. Hanging in the murky space between leaving a ministry and either starting, helping start, or joining a new one. It can be tough. It can also be incredible. What’s the...
When Church Planter Wives Experience Loss

When Church Planter Wives Experience Loss

There are many things to lose in church planting. Church planting is dependent on factors out of our control–benefactors, organizations who rely on funding from others, fallible plans and projections, human errors and conflicts. That being said, God is in...
The Benefits of Participating in Community Events

The Benefits of Participating in Community Events

In church planting, everything is new. This can be exciting and wonderful! However, building systems and traditions from scratch can be exhausting, and I can’t help but wonder whether or not we ought to be accessing more of the existing resources within our own...
A New Church Plant and a New Community Tradition

A New Church Plant and a New Community Tradition

It was evening on December 23rd, and my family and I were decked out in our ugliest Christmas sweaters. We were headed to downtown Long Beach where we were promised a great time by New Wine Community Church. We couldn’t wait to see what kind of a party this...