Ministering to the Rural Homeless – If You Can Find Them

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In rural settings, homelessness is a real problem – if you can identify the rural homeless that is. Moreover, funding for state and federal dollars is often attached to the number of homeless people identified in a federally initiated annual reporting period.

The Contested BGAV Presidency, & One Pastor’s Opinion

I would like to encourage small town churches, and female pastors in particular (Virginia Baptist and otherwise), that you are significant stakeholders in the Kingdom. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.

The Genius of a Block Party Trailer – And How to Build One

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How can your church partner with other churches to do outreach and evangelism more effectively? I, for one, think a block party trailer is a great idea, and look forward to working with folks in our association to get this idea off the ground.

Smaller Churches Seminar at The Center for Lifelong Learning

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Smaller churches present unique challenges. Come to the Smaller Churches Seminar at Columbia Theological Seminary’s Center for Lifelong Learning, and get training tailored to you!

Top 4 Ways To Overcome Isolation in Rural Ministry

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Isolation in rural ministry can, for many, become deeply burdensome. Thomas Aquinas once stated, “Friendship is the source of the greatest pleasures, and without friends even the most agreeable pursuits become tedious.” As much as we may feel called to a certain church or county, without friendship and support, the joyful task of ministry can become a tiresome burden.

Why the Confederate Battle Flag should come DOWN , and Why Small Town Pastors Should Speak Out

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Are you a small town pastor who wants to speak out on this issue but are not sure how? Feel free to share this post and encourage people to learn for themselves what the Confederate Battle Flag stood for originally, and what Civil War bloodshed was really all about.