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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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118 – A Rural Church Success Story – Interview with Pastor Tony Widdel

http://traffic.libsyn.com/smalltownbigchurch/118_-_A_Rural_Church_Success_Story_-_Interview_with_Pastor_Tony_Widdel.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Android | RSS In this podcast episode I interview Pastor Tony Widdel of City Point Church in Washington, Iowa. I trust that you will be encouraged and inspired to believe God … Continue reading

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117 – My 5 Biggest Mistakes in Ministry

http://traffic.libsyn.com/smalltownbigchurch/117_-_My_5_Biggest_Mistakes_in_Ministry.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Android | RSS Do you ever wish you could go back and have a “DO-OVER” in life?  I do. Sadly, for the most part we can’t go back and undo past … Continue reading

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116 – The Most Important Thing Your Church Needs to Grow

http://traffic.libsyn.com/smalltownbigchurch/116_-_The_Most_Important_Thing_Your_Church_Needs_to_Grow.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Android | RSS If you aren’t reaching lost people with the gospel, your church won’t grow! This is a simple statement, yet it’s profound.  And it’s a lesson that I needed … Continue reading

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115 – 4 Reasons Your Church Needs New Bylaws

http://traffic.libsyn.com/smalltownbigchurch/115_-_4_Reasons_Your_Church_Needs_New_Bylaws.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Android | RSS Lately I’ve had several conversations with other pastors that have once again highlighted the necessity of ensuring that churches have biblical and healthy structure and bylaws. In this … Continue reading

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