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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perspective on leadership responsibilities of the small town pastor

Leadership Responsibilities of the Small Town Pastor

How do shepherding and ranching relate to the small town pastor? Richard Hayes shares his musings on shepherding and pastoring from a rural perspective.
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We often wonder, "What is God doing?"

What Is God Doing?

When tragedy strikes, people often wonder, “What is God doing in this situation?” Richard Hayes explores the relationship between trial and faith.
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An Unexpected Meeting Leads to Training for Future Missions

What began as a desire to build relationships turned into something much deeper as a young couple gained training for future missions work.
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Rural Ministers need the gift of listening

The Gift Rural Ministers Need Most

Many people wonder, what are skills and abilities needed for effective rural ministry? Here, Greg Petrie explores one very important, necessary skill.
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