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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Prayer in the Country Church

Prayer in the Country Church

While it may be easy to see drawbacks of small churches, those same churches often can reach their communities in ways their larger counterparts cannot. District Representative Greg Petrie discusses one of these aspects: prayer in the country church
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Remember to Remember the Lord!

Remember to Remember the Lord

What do false teeth and Scriptures have in common? District Representative Mark Canady uses humor to tie it all together while he reminds us of the importance of remembering to remember the Lord.
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Small Churches That Succeed

Characteristics of Small Churches That Succeed

Eastern District Representative Skip Pullen has often found himself wondering why some small churches thrive while others struggle. In pursuit of an answer, he’s identified a few characteristics of small churches that succeed.
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Leadership Selection in the Church

Musings on Leadership Selection in the Church

How should a church, regardless of size, go about choosing those in leadership positions? Leadership selection in the church need not be a source of confusion or contention; District Representative Richard Hayes shares specific qualifications to guide the church in selecting leaders.
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Four R's to Enhance Ministry Time

A Compass for Ministry Time

The challenging nature of ministry necessitates regular time of rest and refreshment. Jon Hansen discusses four “compass points” that help to ensure that ministry time can be spent efficiently and productively.
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What can one small church do?

What Can One Small Church Do?

While the small church may think it is limited by its size, District Representative Greg Petrie shows how one small church can make a difference on a large scale.
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Mark Canady shares first-hand knowledge of the neighborhood watch.

The Neighborhood Watch And Me

As a Village Missionary kid, Mark Canady remembers the neighborhood watch–and confesses to getting away with a crime! He shares with us experiences of living in a community where his neighbors were watching how he lived his life.
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