Author Archives: Jon Sanders

About Jon Sanders

Follower of Jesus; Husband to an amazing woman; Father of 3 great kids; Pastor of a multi-site church with a vision to reach rural America for Christ!

144 – Christmas, Preaching, and Online Ministry

http://traffic.libsyn.com/smalltownbigchurch/144_-_Christmas_Preaching_and_Online_Ministry.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Android | RSS In this episode of the Small Town Big Church podcast I answer the following questions from the audience: How big of a deal is Christmas Eve/Christmas services in … Continue reading

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143 – Time Management, Security Protocols, and Multi-Site

http://traffic.libsyn.com/smalltownbigchurch/Time_Management_Security_Protocols_and_Multi-Site.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Android | RSS In this episode of the Small Town Big Church podcast I answer the following questions from the audience: How do you find the time to accomplish so much? … Continue reading

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142 – My Church Just Gave Me Permission to Be Me

http://traffic.libsyn.com/smalltownbigchurch/142_-_My_Church_Just_Gave_Me_Permission_to_Be_Me.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Android | RSS One of the hardest parts of being a pastor is trying to meet the expectations that others place on us in ministry.  It’s hard enough to measure up … Continue reading

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141 – Understanding Your Rural Community – Interview with Dr. Tena Stone

http://traffic.libsyn.com/smalltownbigchurch/141_-_Understanding_Your_Rural_Community_-_Interview_with_Dr_Tena_Stone.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Android | RSS In this episode of the Small Town Big Church podcast I have a conversation with Dr. Tena Stone regarding the extensive research she has done through One Hope … Continue reading

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140 – The Benefits of Being a Bi-Vocational Pastor

http://traffic.libsyn.com/smalltownbigchurch/The_Benefits_of_Being_a_Bi-Vocational_Pastor.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Android | RSS Many times when I hear pastors talk about being bi-vocational, they speak about their current reality as something they hope to get out of as quickly as possible. … Continue reading

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139 – Punishment, Pruning, or Positioning?

http://traffic.libsyn.com/smalltownbigchurch/139_-_Punishment_Pruning_or_Positioning.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Android | RSS Pastor, have you ever experienced a season where it felt like you were losing momentum? In this episode I share some honest thoughts and feelings surrounding some changes … Continue reading

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138 – How Do I Fund My Rural Church Plant?

http://traffic.libsyn.com/smalltownbigchurch/138_-_How_Do_I_Fund_My_Rural_Church_Plant.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Android | RSS Recently I had a conversation with a pastor friend who is working on launching a new church in rural Minnesota.  In our conversation he asked me two specific … Continue reading

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137 – A New Resource for Rural Pastors

http://traffic.libsyn.com/smalltownbigchurch/137_-_A_New_Resource_for_Rural_Pastors.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Android | RSS In this podcast episode I talk about the Rural Matters Institute, which is a brand new resource for rural pastors.  I highly encourage you to spend some time … Continue reading

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136 – Embrace the Mess

http://traffic.libsyn.com/smalltownbigchurch/136_-_Embrace_the_Mess.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Android | RSS Proverbs 14:4 – “Without oxen a stable stays clean, but you need a strong ox for a large harvest.” This verse tells us that if we want to … Continue reading

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135 – You’ll Go Farther Faster with a Coach

http://traffic.libsyn.com/smalltownbigchurch/135_-_Youll_Go_Farther_Faster_with_a_Coach.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Android | RSS A good coach can add incredible value to your life, leadership, and ministry. A coach will provide you with insight from a different perspective. They see things you … Continue reading

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