Name + Contact Info
- Name: Ernie Peacock
- Website: peacockministries.org
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Skype: erniepeacock
- Phone: 713.858.0547
- Social Profiles
Where and what people do you primarily serve?
We are missionaries, but our calling is church planting. We've planted 12 national (Mexican) churches, and have helped train and mentor dozens of church planters is Spain. In January 2018, we're returning to Guadalajara, Mexico, to plant the International Church of Guadalajara.
When did you begin to realize that you had a heart for missions or ministry?
Just a couple of months after my salvation experience, on a missions trip to southern Mexico
How and when did God lead you to this? How did you recognize His call?
The Lord deeply impressed upon my heart two months after my salvation experience, and during a missions trip to southern Mexico, that He had a ministry call upon my life. The ministry and missions call was almost simultaneous.
Did you have a clear and measurable goal for ministry?
Yes, to obey!
What would you do differently if you were starting today?
I would work smarter, not necessarily harder.
How do you connect with new partners or supporters and stay connected with your existing partners?
Multi-media and social media platforms. We itinerate every 5th year and visit supporting and new churches to give updates and cast fresh vision.
What books, tools, or resources that are important to doing what you do?
LDR Church Development Process, by Dr. J. Melvyn & Martha Ming, & Steven Mills; Off-Road Disciplines, Earl Creps; The Gospel of the Kingdom, George Eldon Ladd; Mission of God, John York. Multiplication Network Resources provide several great books of planting healthy churches, Mentoring, Diagnostics for healthy churches and leadership.
How do you get ongoing training and coaching?
Listen to podcasts, sit in on live training sessions (Church Marketing University-Ryan Wakefield), Leaders.Church (Dick Hardy-The Hardy Group), Growing Leaders (Tim Elmore). I have a seat at the table with World International Church Network.
What first steps or training would you recommend that others just starting out?
Theological, Cultural, linguistic, and missiological training
What is a critical mindset or perspective regarding listening, teachability, flexibility, grace, etc?
Be led by the Spirit of God, be submissive, be open to different perspectives,
Knowing what you know now, would you do it all again?