Darrin Patrick

Darrin Patrick, a Regular Contributor to For The Church, is the Lead Pastor of The Journey in St. Louis, Missouri, as well as Vice President of the Acts29 Church Planting Network. Darrin has a B.A. in Biblical Languages from Southwest Baptist University, an M.Div. from Midwestern Seminary, and a D.Min. from Covenant Seminary. He is also the author or co-author of numerous books, including Church Planter, For The City, Replant, The Dude's Guide to Manhood, and The Dude’s Guide to Marriage, which he wrote with his wife Amie. Darrin is married to his high school sweetheart, Amie, and they have four beautiful children: Glory, Grace, Drew, and Delainey. Darrin blogs at DarrinPatrick.org.

Mar 7

3 Ways the Spirit Works in Us by Darrin Patrick

As we’re “walking” with the Spirit, here’s what He does for us . . .

Feb 29

Make Friends, Not Just Converts by Darrin Patrick

Here’s some good news: You don’t have to share the gospel the way I did. You don’t have to dread doing evangelism. And you don't have to treat it like a salespitch. Jesus certaily didn't.

Feb 17

Men Without Chests by Darrin Patrick

Men especially don’t know what to do with their passions and desires. We either give in to them recklessly, or try to suppress them, which is equally dangerous. We’ve now had several generations of “men without chests,” as C.S. Lewis suggests, who lack deep wells of emotional energy.

Jan 29

5 Ways to Love Your Husband by Darrin Patrick

Your spouse is a gift from God, there to encourage, support, and affirm you. But your spouse is not the primary source of your encouragement, support, or affirmation

Jan 22

5 Ways to Love Your Wife by Darrin Patrick

Husbands, we love our wives by going to the hard places with them.

Jan 15

News Before Advice by Darrin Patrick

Jesus did not simply come as a wise teacher, or visionary leader.

Dec 23

Is Your Mind Battle Ready? by Darrin Patrick

Here is a simple, but powerful way to prepare the mind for action.

Dec 1

3 Ways To Build A Legacy by Darrin Patrick

Here are 3 ways your family can participate in God's mission by building a God-honoring legacy . . .

Nov 12

Bringing Good News Into Your Workplace by Darrin Patrick

You’re not there just for your job. You’re not there just for a promotion. You’re not there just to make a name for yourself and build your resume. God didn’t just put you there for you. He put you there for others. He wants to reach your workplace with the gospel through you.

Oct 29

The 6 Assassins of A Man’s Contentment by Darrin Patrick

You have enemies as you try to live as a content man. Most of the time we think the enemies are from without—people around us and circumstances upon us. But the true enemies of contentment are within in us, which is where contentment is either fed or starved.