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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Don’t Give Up: The Power of Prayer

Village Missionary Franklin Knoop shares a memory that showed the power of prayer in his life. Travel back in time with him to relive an event from his childhood.
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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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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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Knowing What the Bible Teaches

Knowing What the Bible Teaches

Knowing what the Bible teaches is important, but Christians can’t stop there. Assistant Director John Adams explains what needs to happen next.
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Alarms & Cocoons

Alarms & Cocoons

This “throwback” article was written almost twenty-five years ago; it description of the struggle to remain cocooned against the world is still relevant.
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I’ve Got Your Back!

“I’ll pray for you!”  I sometimes make this promise more to assure a person of my concern than actually to pray.  Sometimes I forget in my busyness or sometimes I just forget.  I do not want to pretend to be a prayer warrior when I am not.  I do not think I am alone in […]
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The Spiritual Battle and Prayer

To prepare for Village Missions’ celebration of sixty years at staff conferences, Lisa West has been digging through the archives.  She found the first issue of a publication called “Village Missionary,” the forerunner, I believe, of what became Tempo Magazine and now is Country Matters.  This first issue was dated January 1956, only eight years […]
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Marking Time with Daniel

Daniel was a man who marked the passage of time.  As kings and even empires came and went, Daniel tracked the movement of the years.  According to the prophet Jeremiah, Jerusalem would experience seventy years of desolation.
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