Giving to Staff Conferences for Giving Tuesday

Making Every Tuesday Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday is your chance to give a special gift of REST to a Village Missionary!
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Pilgrims Past & Present

Pilgrims Past and Present: How Village Missionaries are Pilgrims

They were pilgrims in both the Old World and New. They lived a paradox between efforts they made in the new world and the way they held so lightly to it.
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The Potential of Rural Ministry: Starbuck versus Starbucks

Rural ministry has huge potential. The relationship building that can occur in rural ministry will bring many opportunities to share Christ.
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Transitions Advance Our Rural Church Ministry

Some see the Contenders Discipleship Initiative (CDI) as a tool for discipling believers within the church. Others feel that the program will raise up new Village Missionaries from within those churches. Executive Director Brian Wechsler explores both ideas and explain how CDI trains and equips believers for battle.
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Discipleship or Recruiting—What Purpose Does It Serve in the CDI?

Some see the Contenders Discipleship Initiative (CDI) as a tool for discipling believers within the church. Others feel that the program will raise up new Village Missionaries from within those churches. Executive Director Brian Wechsler explores both ideas and explain how CDI trains and equips believers for battle.
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What is the purpose of Village Missions in relation to CDI?

The Purpose of Village Missions & CDI

The Contenders Discipleship Initiative (CDI) serves a valuable purpose within Village Missions. Executive Director Brian Wechsler takes a look at how Village Missions operated in the past and contrasts that with the the present, then ties it all together with CDI.
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Pastor or Village Missionary?

What do we call the people serving in our Village Missions churches, and why? Executive Director Brian Wechsler takes a close look at the terms pastor and Village Missionary, and then explains why he feels one term is a better fit.
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Contenders Discipleship Initiative

Contenders Discipleship Initiative & 2016

What will Contenders Discipleship Initiative (CDI) look like in 2016? Executive Director Brian Wechsler takes the time to look forward to the coming year as he shares some stories of those who have already completed CDI classes.
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The Resurrection and Aunt Patsy

My Aunt Patsy just passed away a few hours ago and in a few days we will celebrate the death and resurrection of our Lord.  Aunt Patsy was a strange mix of compassion, unbelievable generosity, intelligence, stubbornness, and mental illness.  We loved her but sometimes interacting with her was a challenge.  Always sure she was […]
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"Joy to the World" is a Christmas Hymn

What a wonderful announcement long ago in a field somewhere on the outskirts of Bethlehem!  Shepherds, paralyzed by fear, heard a stunning and fear-allaying message:And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this […]
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Village Missions and the Affordable Care Act or ObamaCare

Background:  When I became Executive Director in November 2000, Village Missions had a self-funded health insurance plan, in other words, we were our own insurance carrier.  We collected premiums from the churches we served and used a T.P.A. (Third Party Administrator) to administrate medical bills.  We carried stop-loss insurance to cover major medical expenses.  Over […]
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The Rural Church—Missional Community?

Missional ChurchesSo many of the churches we serve are missional. They just don’t know that’s what people call it!  Suppose rural churches realized that they are missional and started building on this inherent strength of theirs!  It would not take any finances or other resources. They simply need to realize that we are to help each […]
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