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
CONTINUE READING
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.
CONTINUE READING
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.
CONTINUE READING
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.
CONTINUE READING
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.
CONTINUE READING
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.
CONTINUE READING
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.
CONTINUE READING
safely home

Safely Home

David Hernandez ties together a beautiful song and some thoughts on the traveling ministry of the District Representative, all while rejoicing that God brings us safely home.
CONTINUE READING
Dealing with Pain in the Real-World Church

Dealing with Pain in the Real-World Church

In church, just like in all aspects of life, people hurt those around them. How do we deal with pain in the real-world church? Assistant Director John Adams offers four action points as he begins a series on life in the real-world church.
CONTINUE READING
Making Disciples in Rural America

Making Disciples in Rural America

The rural church offers the perfect environment for discipleship. As District Representative Richard Hayes discusses, our Village Missionaries are making disciples in rural America.
CONTINUE READING

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.
CONTINUE READING

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.
CONTINUE READING
Please Sign-In
We're expecting you!