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!

051 – How I Lost 40 Pounds in One Year

http://traffic.libsyn.com/smalltownbigchurch/051_-_How_I_Lost_40_Pounds_in_One_Year.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Android | RSS In this podcast episode I talk about the journey to better health that I began a little over a year ago.  As of this writing, I have lost … Continue reading

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The RESCUE Church has a New Vision Statement!           

Show me a church with no vision and I’ll show you a church with no future! Sadly, many churches around the world today have lost sight of the reason for their existence and have no vision of being used by … Continue reading

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050 – You Need to Recast Your Vision

http://traffic.libsyn.com/smalltownbigchurch/050_-_You_Need_to_Recast_Your_Vision.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Android | RSS Show me a church with no vision, and I’ll show you a church with no future!  I believe having a God-given vision is critical to the health and … Continue reading

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049 – Well Done Good and Faithful Servant

http://traffic.libsyn.com/smalltownbigchurch/049_-_Well_Done_Good_and_Faithful_Servant.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Android | RSS Hey Pastor! God is not calling you to be successful; He’s calling you to be faithful! In this podcast episode I share a word of encouragement to keep … Continue reading

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048 – A Rural Church Success Story with Pastor Patrick Maxwell

http://traffic.libsyn.com/smalltownbigchurch/048_-_A_Rural_Church_Success_Story_with_Pastor_Patrick_Maxell.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Android | RSS I love hearing stories of how God is doing BIG things is small places!  In this podcast episode you will hear one of these stories as I had the … Continue reading

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047 – 4 Alternatives to a Lousy Pastor Appreciation Month

http://traffic.libsyn.com/smalltownbigchurch/047_-_4_Alternatives_to_a_Lousy_Pastor_Appreciation_Month.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Android | RSS “Pastor, you are worthy of being recognized, noticed, appreciated, and honored by your people…but you’re not entitled to it.”

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046 – Are You an Authentic Leader?

http://traffic.libsyn.com/smalltownbigchurch/046_-_Are_You_an_Authentic_Leader.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Android | RSS Recently I heard this quote: “Authenticity is the key to longevity in ministry.” I believe this is true. In this episode, I unpack this thought a little further … Continue reading

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045 – The Key to Asking God for the Impossible

http://traffic.libsyn.com/smalltownbigchurch/045_-_The_Key_to_Asking_God_for_the_Impossible.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Android | RSS Have you ever been frustrated when the vision that God has placed in your heart looks nothing like the current reality of where you find yourself?  In this … Continue reading

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044 – 5 Things That Will Help You Preach Better Sermons

http://traffic.libsyn.com/smalltownbigchurch/044_-_5_Things_That_Will_Help_You_Preach_Better_Sermons.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Android | RSS As pastors we have an awesome privilege to preach God’s truth to His people on a regular basis.  But this amazing opportunity comes with some very heavy responsibility. … Continue reading

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043 – You’re Doing Better Than You Think You Are

http://traffic.libsyn.com/smalltownbigchurch/043_-_Youre_Doing_Better_Than_You_Think_You_Are.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Android | RSS Sometimes in ministry as pastors, our harshest critics are…ourselves!  It can be easy to beat ourselves up and listen to our own voice that tells us we’re not … Continue reading

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