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332 – Reaching Men and Boys in the Rural Church

332 – Reaching Men and Boys in the Rural Church

In this episode I interview Rick Magee of Kids Outdoor Zone.  KOZ is a ministry that provides men of your church with training and curriculum to mentor boys using outdoor adventure. Links from This Episode   Small Town Big Church All-Access Pass Subscribe to our...

331 – Check Your Blind Spot.

331 – Check Your Blind Spot.

I recently was involved in a training on the fire department in which we were cutting a large hole in the roof of a commercial building.  We were discussing the need to have our crew and others keep an eye on our surroundings as the person running the saw can get too...

330 – Healthy Pastor’s Wives – Interview with Dee Ann Schnautz

330 – Healthy Pastor’s Wives – Interview with Dee Ann Schnautz

In this episode I have a conversation with Dee Ann Schnautz about the vital role of that pastor’s wives play in the ministry and the need for them to pursue spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical health.  Dee Ann has been a rural pastor’s wife for over 38 years...

329 – You Can’t Fix a Model with a Model

329 – You Can’t Fix a Model with a Model

In this episode I introduce you to an international church planter by the name of Shane Latham.  Shane and his wife Erin have been starting successful church plants in Brazil and sending other church planters out into numerous countries for decades.  In our...

328 – I Will No Longer Stand for This

328 – I Will No Longer Stand for This

In this episode I’m going to take you “behind the scenes” into a portion of an exercise I was recently challenged to take in which I was getting clarity on the big message behind the Small Town Big Church Podcast.  You will hear me unpack my answers to three questions...

327 – What if Small is the New Big – Examining Micro-Churches

327 – What if Small is the New Big – Examining Micro-Churches

In this episode I present 10 things I’ve come to question about the way we have traditionally thought about or approached church in our culture, and I’m wondering if a smaller expression of the church might offer some solutions to these issues. Centralized, top-down...

326 – Could You Be an EntrePastor – Interview with Jody Pistore

326 – Could You Be an EntrePastor – Interview with Jody Pistore

In this episode I have a conversation with Jody Pistore.  Not only does Jody pastor a growing church, but he is also very successful in business as a serial entrepreneur.  As you listen to this content in this episode, I’m challenging you to consider whether you too...

146 – Advice for Young Leaders

146 – Advice for Young Leaders

In this episode, I share some excellent advice for new or young leaders. There are many misconceptions about leadership in the rural church, and a young leader can easily fall into accepting these as truth. Check out this episode where I answer a few questions from a...

322 – How to do Effective Youth Ministry in a Rural Community

322 – How to do Effective Youth Ministry in a Rural Community

In this episode, I interview Kyle Creel a Next-Gen Pastor at The Rivers Edge Church in Iowa Falls, IA, and host of the Small Town Youth Ministry Podcast. Kyle shares his successes in building an effective youth ministry with the limited resources at a small-town...

321 – A Table in the Wilderness

321 – A Table in the Wilderness

In this episode I have a conversation with Brad Roth about his years of experience in rural ministry as well as the content he will be delivering as one of the presenters at the National Rural Matters Conference in Davis, OK this October. One of the presentations Brad...

320 – A Pathway for Discipleship

320 – A Pathway for Discipleship

In this episode I have a conversation with Darrell Stetler of New Start Discipleship.  Darrell has a passion for seeing new believers grow to spiritual maturity and he has developed a resource that churches can use to walk beside new believers in their spiritual...