Ministry Insights

Explore narratives written by experienced writers who seek to provide wisdom for leaders in rural, redemptive communities.

Multiplication Begins With Us

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

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Developing a Thankful Heart

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While the world is discouraged and downhearted, believers look for reasons to rejoice....

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The Missional Voice Of The Spirit

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Some often ask, “What is the Spirit saying to you?” and that question should remain a primary...

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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...

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Rural Multisite in South Dakota: A Celebration of Change

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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

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"Finding a way to reach your audience and knowing your audience is imperative to growing a healthy...

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Principles for Rural Youth Ministry Part 3: Crab Claws and Candy Ships

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I was brand new to the role and naturally apprehensive about such a low showing. The next week...

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Principles for Rural Youth Ministry Part 2: See a Need, Meet a Need

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

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Principles for Rural Youth Ministry Part 1: Making Blind Eyes See

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I was challenged by a question from the Holy Spirit: Isn’t it worth it? The answer seems clear....

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Leadership Lessons Learned at A Small Country Church

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I once pastored a church that was twice the size of the town it was in. Impressive! 20 people in...

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60 Million Deserve the Gospel

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In one drive through the American country, you’ll likely drive past two or three rural churches...

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A Life that Mattered

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I was recently taken by surprise at the grief which overwhelmed me on my sister Kim’s 60th...

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