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128 – How Good Bylaws Just Protected My Church

http://traffic.libsyn.com/smalltownbigchurch/128_-_How_Good_Bylaws_Just_Protected_My_Church.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Android | RSS The church I get the awesome privilege of leading is going through some major changes right now.  In this podcast episode I share just one detail from a … Continue reading

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127 – How to Lead Through BIG Change in Your Small Church

http://traffic.libsyn.com/smalltownbigchurch/127_-_How_to_Lead_Through_BIG_Change_in_Your_Small_Church.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Android | RSS True or false:  Church people LOVE change…especially small, rural churches. FALSE! Let’s be honest.  People naturally resist change…ESPECIALLY it seems in small churches. But change is often good … Continue reading

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126 – How to Conduct a Wedding

http://traffic.libsyn.com/smalltownbigchurch/126_-_How_to_Conduct_a_Wedding.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Android | RSS When I was getting started in pastoral ministry, there was SO MUCH I did not know.  One of the many things on that list was how to conduct … Continue reading

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125 – How Should I Prepare for My Retirement from Ministry?

http://traffic.libsyn.com/smalltownbigchurch/125_-_How_Should_I_Prepare_for_My_Retirement_from_Ministry.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Android | RSS Hey Pastor!  Are you ready for retirement from ministry?  Do you have plans to retire from ministry at some point?  Will you be able to do that from … Continue reading

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124 – A Small-Town Church Success Story with Donnie Griggs

http://traffic.libsyn.com/smalltownbigchurch/124_-_A_Small-Town_Church_Success_Story_with_Donnie_Griggs.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Android | RSS I recently had the opportunity to interview Pastor Donnie Griggs of One Harbor Church in Morehead City, NC.  I trust his story will be as much of an … Continue reading

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123 – Why I Love Preaching with an iPad

http://traffic.libsyn.com/smalltownbigchurch/123_-_Why_I_Love_Preaching_with_an_iPad.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Android | RSS Do you prefer to use paper notes when you preach?  Or have you taken the plunge into the world of tablets/iPads? In this podcast episode I share my … Continue reading

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122 – Creative Outreach Ideas for Rural Churches

http://traffic.libsyn.com/smalltownbigchurch/122_-_Creative_Outreach_Ideas_for_Rural_Churches.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Android | RSS While small-town and rural churches might be limited with certain resources, I believe it’s still possible to do excellent and creative outreach that makes a real impact in … Continue reading

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121 – Why I Did NOT Go to Seminary and Why I Never Will

http://traffic.libsyn.com/smalltownbigchurch/121_-_Why_I_Did_NOT_Go_to_Seminary_and_Why_I_Never_Will.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Android | RSS When God called me into full-time vocational pastoral ministry, I knew He called me to plant a church…not go to seminary! While I understand that this went against the … Continue reading

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120 – Embrace Your Story

http://traffic.libsyn.com/smalltownbigchurch/120_-_Embrace_Your_Story.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Android | RSS Do you believe that you were created on purpose, for a purpose? Do you KNOW what your purpose is? Are you living the unique story that God has … Continue reading

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119 – Should My Church Offer Membership?

http://traffic.libsyn.com/smalltownbigchurch/119_-_Should_My_Church_Offer_Membership.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Android | RSS Is church membership necessary? Is it practical? Is is biblical? In this podcast episode I have a conversation with Pastor Travis Stephens from Strong Tower Church in Westmoreland, … Continue reading

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