Recent Blog Articles

The church needs laity ready to serve

Some rural churches in the United States face a gloomy future when they try to rely on full-time clergy to fill their pulpit. In many cases, even yoking with other churches will not provide enough income to support full time pastoral leadership. Small membership churches wanting to move beyond survival ...Read more

Moving beyond anger into hope

YES, the news reminds us that we are a divided nation, Facebook reminds us of the deep-seated anger in our world, and our conversations with church members and community reminds us that people are frustrated.

When we, who live in small rural communities and attend small membership churches, allow anger and frustration to control our lives, we fail to live out our call to be disciples and make disciples. ...Read more