Podcast

Conversations that equip, inspire, and empower your leadership.

The Small Town Big Church Podcast is all about encouraging, equipping, and challenging pastors and church leaders in small, rural towns. This podcast exists to help church leaders embrace the truth that God desires to do BIG things in small places!

Meet the host

Jon Sanders seeks to encourage pastors with the message that God delights in doing BIG things in small places. For many years, Jon served as the Lead Pastor of The RESCUE Church, a South Dakota based multi-site church with a huge vision to reach rural communities with the gospel. As a leading voice in the rural church arena, Jon spends his days coaching leaders and hosting both the Small Town Big Church Podcast and Courageous Living Podcast. In addition to his passion for the rural church, Jon also works full-time as a professional firefighter/EMT. He is married to his wife Jessica, and they have three children: Justin, Jenni, and James.

Listen to the Latest Episodes

313 – What it Means to be a Rural Missionary.

313 – What it Means to be a Rural Missionary.

The culture of sending missionaries on their call from God has seemed to be reserved for those leaving the United States and following their calling from God to reach the lost. We honor these missionaries by praying over them, caring for their welfare, and sending...

312 – The Naivety of a Young Pastor

312 – The Naivety of a Young Pastor

Many pastors go into ministry naive, idealistic, hopeful, and passionate in their calling from God unprepared for what awaits them in the system of the church. This system of ministry I believe is broken and we have just accepted this broken system as the way we do...