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.
Here are the Power Points and a notes handout from the Praxis Gathering breakout, “The Art of Rural Neighboring” and the Friday night Place-Based Talk.
As I write this, Audrey (who is my wife for those who don’t know) and I are headed to Phiadelphia for the Praxis Gathering. Praxis is an annual gathering of hundreds of church planters and theologians from around the country, who come together to worship, and learn best methods and practices for forming new and pioneering ministries.
I want to let you all know about the Praxis Gathering Conference in Philadelphia next month! I’m honored to present at this year’s event, and will have the opportunity to share about neighboring in small town and rural ministry contexts.
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.