When winter weather hits, how should your church respond, particularly if you are in a small town? The tips that follow would also serve urban churches well, but these are especially critical in small rural counties.
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.
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.