Ministry Insights

Finding Joy in the Journey

Ministry Insights

The joy in rural ministry comes from embracing Paul’s encouragement on the placement of our focus
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Discipleship, Gideon, and a Rural Kansas Church

Ministry Insights, Rural Interviews

Replace the torches with weekly meetings, accountability partners, and biblical devotions.
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Multiplication Begins With Us

Ministry Insights

This failure comes when they never trained those who could fill key roles in the church.
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Developing a Thankful Heart

Ministry Insights

While the world is discouraged and downhearted, believers look for reasons to rejoice.
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The Missional Voice Of The Spirit

Ministry Insights

Some often ask, “What is the Spirit saying to you?” and that question should remain a primary conce…
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Navigating the Unknown: From the Directors

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How do Christ followers navigate the dark paths of the unknown? What should guide our response to t…
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Rural Multisite in South Dakota: A Celebration of Change

Ministry Insights

Some rural pastors could not feasibly do multisite church, however, every rural pastor can learn to…
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Setting the Atmosphere for the Day of Worship

Ministry Insights

“Finding a way to reach your audience and knowing your audience is imperative to growing a he…
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Principles for Rural Youth Ministry Part 3: Crab Claws and Candy Ships

Ministry Insights

I was brand new to the role and naturally apprehensive about such a low showing. The next week ther…
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Principles for Rural Youth Ministry Part 2: See a Need, Meet a Need

Ministry Insights

By Pastor Joe Epley Small towns are a lot like cars. When maintained properly, they can last for...
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