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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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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Practical Training for Ministry

CDI: Practical Training for Ministry

Village Missions’ CDI provides practical training for ministry. This training comes without cost and integrates intense study with internship.
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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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Discovering Family in Rural Ministry

Discovering Family in Rural Ministry

Jon & Deb Hansen discovered their need for staff conference while Village Missionaries. Now, part of their job as District Representatives is holding staff conference, helping other Village Missionaries discover family in rural ministry.
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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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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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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.
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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.
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