Oct 22

Seven Inescapable Realities of Small-Town Ministry (Part 2)

October 22, 2014 by Contributor Comments

Seven Inescapable Realities of Small-Town Ministry..Part II..
Small-town life can be very isolating for the ministry family.

There is also great potential for that same family to be stretched and used for God's glory amidst a church and community desperate for a fresh wind of His Spirit.

Here are four more realities of small-town life and ministry.

Oct 20

Seven Inescapable Realities of Small-Town Ministry (Part 1)

October 20, 2014 by Contributor Comments

Seven Inescapable Realities of Small-Town Ministry..
In the short time my husband has been a pastor, we've served in several small-town churches.

Some have been big and some very small, and this suburban gal has had quite an adjustment to make in both my ministry efforts and my expectations surrounding small-town life and relationships. 

Oct 17

Who Pours into You?

October 17, 2014 by Christine Hoover Comments

 Who Pours into You?..
Who pours into you?


That's the question I get asked most often these days, and it's gotten me thinking.

Because sometimes my answer to the question posed is a garbled mess. I know what people are asking: "Do you have an older woman that you meet with regularly who offers you her biblical wisdom and shoulder to cry on?" I've had it before, but I don't have it currently, and for some reason, I feel kind of bad saying it out loud.

Almost like I'm doing something wrong.

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