Rural Churches play a part in shaping and molding lives.

Rural Churches: Shaping & Molding Lives

Village Missionary wife Jani Carney shares how God used rural churches in her life, and how, years later, that impact continues.

The Very Best

Recently we held our Fall 2011 Candidate School in Dallas, Oregon. We accepted eight outstanding couples. They came from coast to coast and ranged from their twenties to their sixties. Some had some pastoral experience, either in a senior or assistant role, but some did not. Both husband and wife believed firmly that God was […]

Called to Be a Shepherd

Dr. Al Mohler has written an excellent blog titled “Has God Called You?  Discerning the Call to Preach.” I commend it to anyone who might be wondering whether God is calling you to be a pastor.  I would place more emphasis on the shepherding aspect of pastoral ministry (see my previous blog post), but overall Dr. […]

Is Bigger Better When it Comes to a Church?

Brian Wechsler addresses the pervasive thinking that bigger is better when it comes to churches, and he shares how Village Missions is reaching out to small churches in need.

Earning the Right to Lead a Rural Church

As a new pastor, I didn’t realize it at the time, but I was earning the right to lead the country church I served in rural Iowa.
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