August 14, 2018
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 […]
May 8, 2018
How should a church, regardless of size, go about choosing those in leadership positions? Leadership selection in the church need not be a source of confusion or contention; District Representative Richard Hayes shares specific qualifications to guide the church in selecting leaders.
November 14, 2017
Richard Hayes ponders the need to look outside of self-imposed boundaries, keeping the effect of limited perspectives for rural pastors to a minimum.
October 3, 2017
How do shepherding and ranching relate to the small town pastor? Richard Hayes shares his musings on shepherding and pastoring from a rural perspective.