Exhortation to stand firm in your calling

Stand Firm in Your Calling

Sometimes we face challenges in our faith. Here, Greg Petrie shares encouragement to stand firm in your calling, no matter the circumstances.
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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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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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Small Churches That Succeed

Characteristics of Small Churches That Succeed

Eastern District Representative Skip Pullen has often found himself wondering why some small churches thrive while others struggle. In pursuit of an answer, he’s identified a few characteristics of small churches that succeed.
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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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One Church: A Legacy of Relationship

Each Village Missionary serves one church, one community. Tom and Amy Gardner are one such Village Missionary couple. Here’s the story of how they are building relationships and making a difference in their community.
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The Fellowship of the small church

The Fellowship of the Small Church

What is it that makes the small church so special? District Representative Skip Pullen explores the unique opportunity for fellowship shared by those in small churches.
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Short-Handed: Life in the Body of Christ

Short-Handed: Life IN the Body of Christ

Mark Canady extends the story of Warren, a man adopted by Mark’s family. In this post Warren helps the church family learn about life in the body of Christ.
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perspective on leadership responsibilities of the small town pastor

Leadership Responsibilities of the Small Town Pastor

How do shepherding and ranching relate to the small town pastor? Richard Hayes shares his musings on shepherding and pastoring from a rural perspective.
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In Search of the Perfect Church

That little church on the corner seems like the perfect church, but is it right for you? District Representative Skip Pullen examines our urge to seek one that is “just right.”
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A Different Adoption

Mark Canady tells the story of Warren, a man adopted by his family.
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Nothing Wasted: An Unexpected Second Career

Village Missionary Ryan Schnee worked several jobs before entering full-time ministry, and none of them are typically associated with shepherding a church. Yet, every job and life detour was preparing him for a second career he didn’t expect.
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