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!

110 – Encouragement for When I Feel Like Quitting

http://traffic.libsyn.com/smalltownbigchurch/110_-_Encouragement_for_When_I_Feel_Like_Quitting.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Android | RSS Have you ever felt like quitting the ministry? Lately, I’ve been hearing that “voice” calling me to quit more often than I’d like.  But recently I came across … Continue reading

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109 – Pastor, PLEASE Stop Reading Me Your Sermon!

http://traffic.libsyn.com/smalltownbigchurch/109_-_Pastor_PLEASE_Stop_Reading_Me_Your_Sermon.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Android | RSS If you are in the practice of preaching on a regular basis, I have a question for you: Do you read to your audience?  Or do you actually engage … Continue reading

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108 – 5 Reasons Why Great Leaders are Walking Away from Your Church

http://traffic.libsyn.com/smalltownbigchurch/108_-_5_Reasons_Why_Great_Leaders_are_Walking_Away_from_Your_Church.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Android | RSS In order to grow and become all that God intends for it to be, every church needs to develop and release high-capacity leaders within its organization. Sadly, in … Continue reading

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107 – BONUS EPISODE!!! – THIS is Why You Must Screen Your Worship Team!

http://traffic.libsyn.com/smalltownbigchurch/107_-_This_is_Why_You_Must_Screen_Your_Worship_Team.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Android | RSS In a recent podcast episode (click here to listen) I talked about the importance of having a process in place for evaluating/screening new additions to your church’s worship … Continue reading

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106 – Do I Have a Healthy Ministry Mindset? – Part 3

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105 – Do I Have a Healthy Ministry Mindset? – Part 2

http://traffic.libsyn.com/smalltownbigchurch/105_-_Do_I_Have_a_Healthy_Ministry_Mindset_-_Part_2.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Android | RSS When it comes to ministry, do you have a healthy mindset? Learn more in part 2 of this mindset “mini-series” on the Small Town Big Church podcast.

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104 – Do I Have a Healthy Ministry Mindset? – Part 1

http://traffic.libsyn.com/smalltownbigchurch/104_-_Do_I_Have_a_Healthy_Ministry_Mindset_-_Part_1.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Android | RSS Did you know that what you allow yourself to THINK about matters? It’s true.  Your thoughts produce behaviors that produce results. So when it comes to ministry, do … Continue reading

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103 – Does Multi-Site Work in a Small, Rural Church?

http://traffic.libsyn.com/smalltownbigchurch/103_-_Does_Mulit-Site_Work_In_a_Small_Rural_Church.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Android | RSS Does a multi-site church planting strategy work in a small-town or rural setting?  Or is it something that is only effective in larger cities? In this podcast episode … Continue reading

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102 – What Preaching Style Works Best in the Small Church?

http://traffic.libsyn.com/smalltownbigchurch/102_-_What_Preaching_Style_Works_Best_in_the_Small_Church.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Android | RSS Pastor, do you do an effective job at communicating God’s Word to your congregation week in and week out?  Have you ever wondered what preaching style is best … Continue reading

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101 – Encouragement for a Young Small Town Pastor

http://traffic.libsyn.com/smalltownbigchurch/101_-_Encouragement_for_a_Young_Small_Town_Pastor.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Android | RSS Recently I received a letter from a young, small-town pastor who is just getting started in ministry.  In his letter he asked some great questions.  The kind of … Continue reading

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