Aint Lit Up for No Reason (A Story of Christmas Lights)

Aint Lit Up for No Reason: A Story of Christmas Lights

When new Village Missionaries arrived, they put Christmas lights up around their house. They never dreamed what a difference these lights would make.
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The Potential of Rural Ministry: Starbuck versus Starbucks

Rural ministry has huge potential. The relationship building that can occur in rural ministry will bring many opportunities to share Christ.
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Raul & Teresa Corona, Avenal, CA

The Coronas serve in the Hispanic community of Avenal, California. God has blessed this church, and it is growing, with an ongoing building project, more youth, and many reasons to pray.
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Pastor or Village Missionary?

What do we call the people serving in our Village Missions churches, and why? Executive Director Brian Wechsler takes a close look at the terms pastor and Village Missionary, and then explains why he feels one term is a better fit.
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The Rural Church—Missional Community?

Missional ChurchesSo many of the churches we serve are missional. They just don’t know that’s what people call it!  Suppose rural churches realized that they are missional and started building on this inherent strength of theirs!  It would not take any finances or other resources. They simply need to realize that we are to help each […]
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The Shortest Distance Between Two Points

I like using a GPS. Being a location-challenged person, with all our travels its nice having that girl (we call her Flo) in the box tell me where to go!Sometimes it’s an adventure. My older model GPS will pick out the shortest route distance wise between two points, which is sometimes not the quickest route. […]
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Pictures of Village Missions Events and Churches

It has been quite some time since I posted links to the places and events that Carole and I have visited over the last several months. This is your chance to take an armchair visit to some of our fields. What Could Possibly Happen in Kendrick, CO? Visit to a New Field in Arizona The […]
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Black Friday and Christmas

Philippians 2:5-8 I started thinking about these verses when I heard some of the news reports involving “Black Friday.” I heard the story of one woman who “pepper-sprayed” several others, in her rush to get a good deal. In other locations, several were trampled, many were arrested, and people pushed and shoved to get the […]
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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 […]
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Flooding in the Northeast: Please Pray for Village Missions’ Fields and Village Missionaries

We are starting to get reports of flooding damage in communities served by Village Missions in the Northeast.  Many of these communities are isolated and lacking in infrastructure.  Often, the topography is such that the damage will be extensive.  Pray for wisdom and strength as the Village Missionaries will often be called upon to minister in […]
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Missions Conference at Pierceville Federated Church, Pierceville, Kansas

The greatest joy I have as Executive Director is traveling to one of our churches to meet the people, visit with our Village Missionaries, and see first-hand what God is doing.
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The Wounded Missionary

Yet only couples with an eternal perspective, only couples who are ready to take up their cross, only couples who are consumed with the love of Christ last anyway, so they might as well be forewarned. Ministry in today’s world, whether at home or abroad, will not be easy.
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