Connecting People in Rural Communities

Village Missionaries use many methods in connecting people in their rural communities. Find out how Jim & Michele Laxson are doing this in Lake Tapps, CA.
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CDI Is more than just a Bible Study

CDI: More Than A Bible Study

The people of the Community Church of Hokah found more than just a Bible study when they discovered the Contenders Discipleship Initiative. Together, they grew their faith in Jesus, learned about His Word, and built community together.
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God's Plan for Ministry

God’s Plan for Ministry

Nathan Walters sensed God had something more for him, but didn’t know what it was. When he discovered God’s plan for ministry in his life, it made all the difference.
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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.
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When You Need a Timothy in Your Life

In difficult times, we need strength and encouragement. One Village Missionary experienced the genuine concern of Timothy modeled by his community.
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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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Discipleship or Recruiting—What Purpose Does It Serve in the CDI?

Some see the Contenders Discipleship Initiative (CDI) as a tool for discipling believers within the church. Others feel that the program will raise up new Village Missionaries from within those churches. Executive Director Brian Wechsler explores both ideas and explain how CDI trains and equips believers for battle.
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What is the purpose of Village Missions in relation to CDI?

The Purpose of Village Missions & CDI

The Contenders Discipleship Initiative (CDI) serves a valuable purpose within Village Missions. Executive Director Brian Wechsler takes a look at how Village Missions operated in the past and contrasts that with the the present, then ties it all together with CDI.
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Pastor or Village Missionary?

What do we call the people serving in our Village Missions churches, and why? Executive Director Brian Wechsler takes a close look at the terms pastor and Village Missionary, and then explains why he feels one term is a better fit.
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Contenders Discipleship Initiative

Contenders Discipleship Initiative & 2016

What will Contenders Discipleship Initiative (CDI) look like in 2016? Executive Director Brian Wechsler takes the time to look forward to the coming year as he shares some stories of those who have already completed CDI classes.
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