A church planter’s wife

by John Gross

Wives of church planters were asked, “If you could give one piece of advice to the wife of a potential church planter, what would it be?” Here are some of their responses:

Be flexible! Be your husband’s cheerleader. Expect tough times and expect attacks from the enemy, but also expect abundant blessings! If you will allow God to be your everything, you will have everything you need. Keep a clear focus with your husband about what God has called you to do.

Angela (Albuquerque, NM)

Keep good communication with your husband and pray a lot. Stay positive and don’t be too hard on yourself. Enjoy the journey.

Cheryl (Weleetka, OK)

Be ready to give your husband a lot of support! Don’t be afraid to not do everything. Commit to what you can handle in the church and God will provide people to fill in the other areas. Find a good friend who does not attend the church, because sometimes you are going to need to vent and you don’t want to do this to a church member.

Christa (Fellsmere, FL)

My one piece of advice is to pray. Even if all you can do is say His name, say it. Just open your heart up to Him, and watch Him take care of you. The journey ahead is exciting, exhilarating, and exhausting! And it is so worth it!

Sharla (Medford, MA)

It is with utmost respect that we honor and pray for our church planters’ wives.

From My Husband Wants To Be A Church Planter by John M. Bailey and Sherri Jachelski