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.
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.
Throughout the Bible, God’s people change and adapt to shifting culture, changing kings and empires, and even different technologies.
If your church’s or ministry’s page is not mobile friendly then (starting yesterday)Google will automatically push your site down in search results.
The world is in desperate need of God’s love, in desperate need of more just and holy narratives, and in desperate need of people of faith leading the way. This is what Convergence is all about.
We are stronger when we partner together than when we struggle alone. How might a multi-church approach to ministry meet the needs of your rural community?
Last week kicked off a series called What’s Trending, to which there was an overwhelming response. Today I begin another series which will run along with What’s Trending called Small Town Myths. Myth #1: Small Towns Never Change. In fact, its one of the biggest lies your church may be buying …
Considering the importance of emerging culture, emerging worship, and emerging theology over the last decade, one may ask if such ecclesiological trends are only present in urban environments of if rural communities are beginning to feel these shifts.
My trip to Tennessee impressed on me the significance of sacred space in rural life. No matter the small town, church buildings dominate the small town landscape.
I was recently invited to participate in an event that has the potential to change the course of my life, and will no doubt jump-start my final doctoral writing project. I have been invited to participate as an Initiator with The Convergence Movement…