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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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134 – It Can Happen in My Small-Town Church!

http://traffic.libsyn.com/smalltownbigchurch/134_-_It_Can_Happen_in_My_Small-Town_Church.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Android | RSS Imagine… Your church readily accepts trying a new way of “doing church” that has never been done before (at least not in your church). Your people step up … Continue reading

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133 – Is a Campus Pastor Necessary for a Multi-Site Campus?

http://traffic.libsyn.com/smalltownbigchurch/133_-_Is_a_Campus_Pastor_Necessary_for_a_Multi-Site_Campus.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Android | RSS For a while now I have recognized that the church I lead has lost some momentum from our early push into multi-site church planting in rural communities.  We … Continue reading

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132 – Why We are Transitioning a Multi-Site Campus into an Independent Church Plant

http://traffic.libsyn.com/smalltownbigchurch/132_-_Why_we_are_Transitioning_a_Multi-Site_Campus_into_an_Independent_Church_Plant.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Android | RSS In this week’s podcast I sit down with Pastor Tyler Ramsbey for a conversation about why and how we are transitioning one of The RESCUE Church’s current multi-site … Continue reading

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131 – Don’t Embrace a Mediocre Life

http://traffic.libsyn.com/smalltownbigchurch/131_-_Dont_Embrace_a_Mediocre_Life.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Android | RSS I recently ran across a blog post titled What If All I Want is a Mediocre Life? The title grabbed my attention.  I would encourage you to check … Continue reading

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