Love Local: An Interview with The Burnettes

https://youtu.be/lkG1zclOP4Y Bill and Charla Burnette, husband and wife, are both serving rural churches in Tennessee. The congregation Charla is serving is more than double the size of Bill's two put together. However, no matter the size, they have found the joy of discipleship! In this interview you'll hear how their congregations are thriving because they … Continue reading Love Local: An Interview with The Burnettes

From 0 to Multiplying: a multiple generation vision bears much fruit

https://youtu.be/-lkLRL4Qm3Q In this interview with pastors Kent Garfield and Ymbar Polanco, hear the amazing story of how the Holy Spirit took a rural church on the verge of closing to a multiplying, multi-site, multi-ethnic ministry! This did not happen overnight, but through faithful perseverance, across multiple generations, following the Holy Spirit in one direction. As … Continue reading From 0 to Multiplying: a multiple generation vision bears much fruit

Strategically Small, Multiplying the Kingdom Worldwide Part 2

https://youtu.be/4nBbqnXk8Mg In the last post, we heard the story of how Pfrimmer's Chapel, a small, rural church in Indiana, committed to God’s vision that they should remain intentionally small while working to multiply disciples worldwide! This rural church has planted six churches in four countries and has entered into 8 ministry partnerships internationally over the … Continue reading Strategically Small, Multiplying the Kingdom Worldwide Part 2

Strategically Small, Multiplying the Kingdom Worldwide! Part 1

https://youtu.be/ztay_b5Ii9A In this episode, I had the joy of interviewing Pastor Tim Johnson from Pfrimers Chapel. (indiana) He shares the story of how this very rural church (in a place where there are more opossums than people, as he put it) ended up planting 13 churches internationally in 2020-2021! Check out the video or listen … Continue reading Strategically Small, Multiplying the Kingdom Worldwide! Part 1

What does it mean to faithfully make new generations of disciples in your community?

https://youtu.be/K1xjz7KAS-w Shortly after I first launched this blog (in 2018), I was attending a rural ministry conference and got to speak with several people about this new resource I was developing. One woman replied, "Oh yes, I read that once. It is too much about reaching children and youth. We don't have any kids." I … Continue reading What does it mean to faithfully make new generations of disciples in your community?

Your Church Lives and Breathes by the Participation of Laity in the Work of the Holy Spirit

https://youtu.be/Q147oqOc4Bc I saw an image online that read "Job openings available for Christians: Long hours, poor working conditions, no pay, no earthly retirement, persecution is expected, suffering is long, praise is minimal, Heavenly retirement possible." While all of that is Biblically accurate, if this was the description of any other job, who would want it? … Continue reading Your Church Lives and Breathes by the Participation of Laity in the Work of the Holy Spirit