For Nathan & Amanda Devena, joining Village Missions was coming home to ministry

Coming Home to Ministry

For Nathan & Amanda Devena, the idea of rural ministry was nothing new. Instead, when they joined Village Missions, they were coming home to ministry.
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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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Reaching the Community of Manton, CA

Outside the Church Walls: Reaching the Community of Manton, CA

Paul & Robin Crabtree believe reaching the community plays a vital part inf their ministry in Manton, California. Learn how they became an integral part of their community!
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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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Mark Canady shares first-hand knowledge of the neighborhood watch.

The Neighborhood Watch And Me

As a Village Missionary kid, Mark Canady remembers the neighborhood watch–and confesses to getting away with a crime! He shares with us experiences of living in a community where his neighbors were watching how he lived his life.
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The Canady family left a continuing legacy with Village Missions

A Family Legacy: The Canady Story

The Canady family legacy begin in the 1950s and continues to present day. Find out how one man was burdened with the need for the gospel in rural America, and how future generations were changed.
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Honoring Veterans

Veterans: The Next Chapter

This quarter, we’re honoring Village Missionaries who have served in the military. Join us as we share stories of veterans who now serve rural churches.
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Looking Back & Moving Forward in Rural Ministry

Looking back encourages us as we see a future of moving forward. District Representative Jon Hansen ponders past and future of rural ministry.
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Mentoring: Passing the Baton to the Next Generation

Jon & Deb Hansen were searching for an answer to a great need; what they have discovered about mentoring has far exceeded their expectations.
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Rural America Needs Small Town Pastors

Why We Need Small Town Pastors

Rural America faces specific challenges, but the local church can help. Skip Pullen explores how as he discusses why we need small town pastors.
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Creating Opposition in the Church

This article explores a few of the ways pastors can unwittingly create opposition in the church. These are not forms of persecution, but of self-inflicted opposition.
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