Coming full circle: why small churches matter

Full Circle: Why Small Churches Matter

Mark grew up in a Village Missions church. Now, as he pastors a similar church, he sees ministry come full circle. This story shows why small churches matter.

Home from the Hospital

It is hard to believe that a week ago I was having prostate cancer surgery.  Time flies when you are having fun!  The surgery went well but I did have some problems with my catheter which involved an extra day in the hospital.  I came home Thursday. Today, Dec. 10, I just got back from having […]

Christmas and Cancer

The words Christmas and cancer don’t seem to go together. The word “Christmas” generates mental images of family gatherings, Christmas trees, quaint snow-covered villages and churches, Sunday School pageants, wreaths, and, of course, presents.  Cancer generates images of hospitals, doctors, bald heads, and perhaps even death.  Cancer should not even be mentioned in the same sentence […]

On Having Cancer– Strength through Weakness

As word of my cancer has spread, many people have come up to me and expressed their loving concern.  Several have told me that they are praying for me and asked me how I was doing and how I was feeling.  This has been especially true at Stonecroft Ministries where the staff takes very seriously […]

On Having Cancer- Part 2

How does suffering make us more like Christ?  Suffering causes us to examine whether we are aligned with His great purpose in making us like Christ. 

Wonderful Encouragement

This blog is under construction so that soon people will be able to post comments directly. I received this wonderful e-mail from retired Village Missionary Jim Scanlon. Jim and Delores will soon be serving in Friant, CA as Associates.  Our Associate Program allows retired missionaries or even layman to serve our churches on an interim […]

On Having Cancer

I am writing this article while on vacation at Russ Wayland’s wonderful cabin in northern Washington called the “Refuge.” Two days ago, I learned that I have prostate cancer.  I have not met with the doctor in person yet.  He told me on the phone that it was a small, non-aggressive form of cancer.  I […]

Handling Opposition- Part 3

I think I need to say one more thing about our attitude when handling opposition.  We need to remember that we are dead!  Colossians 3:1-3 states:“Therefore if you have been raised up with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.  Set your mind on the things […]

May 06 Village Missions Report

Brian reports on the Canadian and US Board meetings in this article. Both the US and Canadian Boards were extremely unified.
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