Three Big Skills Every Small-Town Pastor Needs to Know

Three Big Skills Every Small-Town Pastor Needs to Know

Ministry in small towns and rural settings requires a special skill set. The congregations tend to be family-sized congregations with a long history but a shrinking impact. At the same time, the role they occupy in the community is more important than ever. Especially throughout the pandemic.

Are You Playing Jeopardy with Your Church?

Are You Playing Jeopardy with Your Church?

Have you been watching the drama unfolding in the search for Alex Trebek’s replacement on the game show Jeopardy!? For a low-drama show, their blunders have captured outsized attention. The question decision-makers need to answer is “Are you playing jeopardy with the future of your church?”

Three Ways to Be Light in the Darkness

Three Ways to Be Light in the Darkness

It’s easy to get depressed these days. Between the pandemic, meanspirited win/lose politics, the dismissal of fact-based debate, racial and social issues, public shootings, brutal treatment of migrants and asylum seekers, extreme weather events, and destabilized...