Finding New Missionaries for Rural America

How did a school teacher and a bus driver from Montana wind up pastoring a small church in eastern Colorado? Discover the answer when you read this story of how Jon Hansen found new missionaries for rural America.
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Ragged Edges: A Look At Spiritually Vital Churches

What does it mean to develop spiritually vital churches? District Representative Greg Petrie takes a closer look at this portion of our mission statement, and at some of the churches he works with.
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The Fellowship of the small church

The Fellowship of the Small Church

What is it that makes the small church so special? District Representative Skip Pullen explores the unique opportunity for fellowship shared by those in small churches.
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Rural pastors must keep first things first

Rural Pastors Must Keep First Things First

New year, new beginning. How can a rural pastor set priorities on time, affections, and commitments? A good look at our commission can help us keep first things first.
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Ministry in rural America is a hard calling, but well worth it

Ministry in Rural America: A Hard Calling

Ministry in rural America can be a hard calling. Greg Petrie discusses not only what makes the work difficult, but what makes it all worthwhile.
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Connected Ministry Happens in Rural Communities

Connected Ministry in Rural Communities

The people of rural communities share a unique bond, making connected ministry an imperative part of the service of the rural pastor.
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Small Churches Reach Out in Big Ways

District Representative Mark Canady explains why small churches have the ability to reach out in big ways.
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Limited Perspectives for Rural Pastors

The Effect of Limited Perspectives for Rural Pastors

Richard Hayes ponders the need to look outside of self-imposed boundaries, keeping the effect of limited perspectives for rural pastors to a minimum.
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Looking Back & Moving Forward in Rural Ministry

Looking back encourages us as we see a future of moving forward. District Representative Jon Hansen ponders past and future of rural ministry.
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Serving the church in hard places

Serving the Church in Hard Places

District Representative Greg Petrie reviews “Church in Hard Places” while drawing comparisons to the work of Village Missions in rural America.
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Prayer and the Country Church

Prayer and the Country Church

Skip Pullen explores the unique relationship between prayer and the country church. Prayer is desperately needed, and plays an important role.
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Short-Handed: Life in the Body of Christ

Short-Handed: Life IN the Body of Christ

Mark Canady extends the story of Warren, a man adopted by Mark’s family. In this post Warren helps the church family learn about life in the body of Christ.
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