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In It for the Long Haul

Lee Eclov is pastor of Village Church of Lincolnshire, Illinois, and a seminar leader for RHMA Small-Town Pastors’ Conferences. He wrote “In It for the Long Haul” for Leadership Journal. Perhaps you can relate with Lee when he says, “I love being a pastor and I serve a gracious church, but this is a brutal business. I’ve been at it for 35 years, so I know what people mean when they say, ‘No hurt hurts quite like church hurt.'”


It’s Okay for Kids to Be Bored During Church

Melissa Edgington, a pastor’s wife, writes, “Not everything at church has to be a big show or a major production. Let’s stop living in fear of our kids having a single moment of boredom. Take them to church. Let them sit. See how the truths they hear work their way into tiny hearts. And watch God work through the preaching of His word.” Read more here . . .


Eight Reasons Why Some Fulltime Pastors and Staff Should Go Bivocational

Some pastors are bivocational by necessity while others are bivocational by choice. This article offers some advantages of being a bivocational pastor.


Why Villages Matter: How the Church Died in North Africa, but survived in Egypt

An article on the Church overseas with implications for us in rural America!



A pastor’s wife comes to value small-town ministry.


You Won’t Waste Your Life

An encouragement for those considering small-town ministry.


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