Investing in Small Churches

Why does Village Missions continue to invest resources in small churches that may never grow any larger? Read the story of a church with no town to claim and find out why.
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Why serve in rural ministry?

Why Serve in Rural Ministry?

You might wonder, “Why serve in rural ministry?” Why not Africa, or the city? District Representative Greg Petrie shares a story of how God is working through Village Missionary Charlie Hargrove in his community.
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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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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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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.
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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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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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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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Staff Conference: Encouragement for Missionaries

Staff Conference: Encouragement for Missionaries

Staff conference provides encouragement for missionaries, but isn’t the only benefit they gain. Learn more about how we encourage our missionaries!
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Rural North America needs ordinary guys

Just An Ordinary Guy: What Rural America Needs

Cliff Anderson may have been “just an ordinary guy,” but his background in rural North America uniquely positioned him for ministry.
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