Rural America needs the small-town church

The Need for Small-Town Churches and Faithful Pastors

Rural America faces a great need for small-town churches and their faithful pastors. Learn how small-town churches benefit their congregations.
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Fellowship & "Cheers"

Fellowship & “Cheers”

We naturally seek connection with others–fellowship. And fellowship is something that churches of any size can do. How’s the fellowship in your church?
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The Noise of the Christmas Season

The Noise of the Christmas Season

Sometimes the noise of the Christmas season keeps us from hearing the true message. How can we learn to listen past the noise to hear what God wants to say?
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Investing in Small Churches

Why does Village Missions continue to invest resources in small churches that may never grow any larger? Read the story of a church with no town to claim and find out why.
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What a pastor experiences

What a Pastor Experiences: Confusion, Comfort, Care and Worship!

You may wonder what a pastor experiences while serving. District Representative Mark Canady shares a personal story that tells of times of confusion, comfort, care, & worship.
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Good leaders have a good vision

The Necessity of Vision

God has placed leaders within the church to equip and lead. But without vision, the path will be difficult. How can we discover our vision for leadership?
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Why serve in rural ministry?

Why Serve in Rural Ministry?

You might wonder, “Why serve in rural ministry?” Why not Africa, or the city? District Representative Greg Petrie shares a story of how God is working through Village Missionary Charlie Hargrove in his community.
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Ultimate Repurposing: Something New, Something Old

By Richard Hayes, District Representative, Southwest I want to draw your attention to Luke 5:33-39. In the context of this verse Jesus has been questioned about the practice of fasting. In response Jesus says, “… ‘Can you make wedding guests fast while the bridegroom is with them? The days will come when the bridegroom is […]
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Help for Rural Communities

Help for Rural Communities

Village Missions provides help for rural communities by providing missionaries to serve as pastors in small churches. District Representative Mark Canady discusses his role in connecting qualified Village Missionaries with struggling churches.
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We must give priority to the authority of God's Word.

The Authority of God’s Word

“When the authoritative, absolute, objective Word of God becomes secondary to a person’s personal experiences, then the church is in trouble.” District Representative Richard Hayes discusses the authority of God’s Word.
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Evangelism 101: Love the People

“To be effective at evangelism, we need to first know God well.” District Representative Jon Hansen develops this idea with insight and illustrations from the Bible.
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Hillside BIble Church Fire

Hillside Bible Church Fire Ruins Building…But The Church Remains

By Mark Canady, District Representative, Western District The church building in Hillside, Oregon, was never going to last! Just days ago, the Hillside Bible Church fire destroyed the building. A Historic Building Don’t get me wrong! It was an amazing building, built through the hard labor of men and women in the early 1880’s and […]
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