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New every morning is your love, great God of light, and all day long you are working for good in the world. Stir up in us desire to serve you, to live peacefully with our neighbors and all your creation, and to devote each day to your Son, our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.

"A Liturgy for Morning Prayer," Upper Room Worshipbook

Used by permission from the Book of Common Worship, © 2018 Westminster John Knox Press. All rights reserved. This prayer appears in “A Liturgy for Morning Prayer” in Upper Room Worshipbook.

Plant Like Jesus

The Church Planter's Devotional

Ben Ingebretson • February 2021

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Plant Like Jesus provides spiritual nourishment for planting leaders, innovating pastors, seminary students, and anyone seeking to root their mission work in the practices of Jesus.

Author Ben Ingebretson's extensive experience in church planting brings hands-on credibility to this topic. He uses accessible language and real-life examples to encourage and equip those who are called to reach new people for Christ. With each of the 60 devotional readings, Ingebretson proclaims that by looking to the past, leaders can better tend the future.

Sourced from the best practices of Jesus and the early Christian movement, Plant Like Jesus addresses missional engagement, ministry development, and effective leadership. Entries include scripture, theological reflection, meditation, and prayer. Questions for reflection invite readers to dig deeper.

"Jesus and the way the early church followed his example gives us a pathway to follow," writes Ingebretson. "He is not only the Lord of the church; he is also the Lord of church planting."


Ben Ingebretson is a leadership and planting coach who works with churches and denominations, including The United Methodist Church and the Reformed Church in America. A resident of Michigan, he received his master of divinity from Bethel Theological Seminary.

ISBN: 9780835819473

Kindle ISBN: 978-0-8358-1948-0

EPub ISBN: 978-0-8358-1949-7

Imprint: Upper Room Books

Pub Date: February 2021

Trim Size: 6 x 9

Page Count: 192

BISAC Categories: RELIGION / Christian Living / Devotional

BISAC1: REL012020

BISAC2: REL023000

BISAC3: REL109000