If small town churches were their own denominational network, they would be THREE TIMES the size of the largest denomination in the land. Maybe if you’re in the wilderness, its because that’s where God has called you.
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.
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.
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?