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024 – How we are doing Multi-Site Church in Rural Communities

http://traffic.libsyn.com/smalltownbigchurch/024_-_How_we_are_doing_Multi-Site_Church_in_Rural_Communities.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Android | RSS Over the years, I have been asked many questions about how The RESCUE Church got into and operates as a multi-site church.  In this podcast episode I talk … Continue reading

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023 – Refuse to be Ignored!

http://traffic.libsyn.com/smalltownbigchurch/023_-_Refuse_to_Be_Ignored.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Android | RSS As pastors, we might be tempted to think that the worst thing that could happen for our church is for people to talk poorly about us or dislike … Continue reading

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022 – The Key to Longevity in Your Rural Church

http://traffic.libsyn.com/smalltownbigchurch/022_-_The_Key_to_Longevity_in_Your_Rural_Church.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Android | RSS Have you ever noticed that there seems to be a high turnover rate among rural church pastors?  In this podcast episode, I talk to Pastor Gene Witte of … Continue reading

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021 – Growing Rural Church Seeking Young Leaders!

http://traffic.libsyn.com/smalltownbigchurch/021_-_Growing_Rural_Church_Seeking_Young_Leaders.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Android | RSS This “special edition” podcast episode was produced to compliment a blog post I recently released in which I’m calling out to young leaders who seek to get involved … Continue reading

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020 – What is the Culture of Your Team?

http://traffic.libsyn.com/smalltownbigchurch/020_-_What_is_the_Culture_of_Your_Team.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Android | RSS Every team has a culture.  Very few teams have a culture that has been intentionally designed and defined.  And the reality is if you don’t define your culture, … Continue reading

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019 – Pastor, Your Church Needs You to Lead!

http://traffic.libsyn.com/smalltownbigchurch/019_-_Pastor_Your_Church_Needs_You_to_Lead.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Android | RSS I believe many churches are struggling today because they lack strong, pastoral leadership.   I believe this is especially true in rural and small town churches.  In this … Continue reading

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018 – 9 Ways to Avoid a Poverty Mindset in Rural Ministry

http://traffic.libsyn.com/smalltownbigchurch/018_-_9_Ways_to_Avoid_a_Poverty_Mindset_in_Rural_Ministry.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Android | RSS In this episode, I am really “preaching to myself” as I am currently praying through some big vision items in the life of The RESCUE Church.  On one … Continue reading

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017 – The Top 7 Regrets of Pastors

http://traffic.libsyn.com/smalltownbigchurch/017_-_The_Top_7_Regrets_of_Pastors.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Android | RSS This past week I had the opportunity to join Dr. Claude Thomas and C3 Global in leading a roundtable for pastors and church leaders in Montego Bay, Jamaica.  It … Continue reading

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016 – 6 Steps to Achieving Excellence in Your Rural Church

http://traffic.libsyn.com/smalltownbigchurch/016_-_6_Steps_to_Achieving_Excellence_in_Your_Rural_Church.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Android | RSS Do you value excellence in your life and in your ministry?  I hope so.  But sadly, I believe that many churches today do NOT operate with a level … Continue reading

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015 – How to Add Staff to Your Rural Church with a Limited Budget

http://traffic.libsyn.com/smalltownbigchurch/015_-_How_to_Add_Staff_to_Your_Rural_Church_with_a_Limited_Budget.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Android | RSS As a pastor, do you ever feel like you’re the one doing the majority of the work of the church? If so, you’re not alone. The reality is … Continue reading

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