Love Local: An Interview with The Burnettes
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 have fallen in love with Jesus largely through a hunger for scripture! Their testimonies affirm that instead of big time programing, the unique gift of rural ministry is authentic, loving connection in discipleship and ministry. May you be encouraged by them and their stories. Need more encouragement like this in your life? Like and subscribe for notifications of new posts (about monthly). Have a rural ministry story to share or need a little extra guidance? Get in touch with Rev. Meghan at www.growingruralministries.com/contact.
November 01, 2022
Hopeless or Displaced Hope?
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://growingruralministries.com/2022/10/05/hopeless-or-displaced-hope/ Welcome to Growing Rural Ministries! If the future feels hopeless for you or for your congregation or ministry, it is entirely possible that your hope has been displaced. Check out this video for a word from God's word on that idea and be encouraged to return to the true source of hope! If you are encouraged, you're invited to like and subscribe to be notified of new posts (about once a month). I also invite you to checkout the other resources and services available at www.GrowingRuralMinistries.com.
October 05, 2022
From 0 to Multiplying: a multiple generation vision bears much fruit
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://growingruralministries.com/2022/06/23/from-0-to-multiplying-a-multiple-generation-vision-bears-much-fruit/
June 23, 2022
The Rural Church Turnaround (w/Danny Davis)
I first came across the name Danny Davis and his ministry as I was searching for updated rural ministry resources to share, and I discovered his book that came out in 2020: The Rural Church Turnaround. The opening words of the description read, "Declining or plateauing rural churches do not have to die! They can live and become an influence for good in their communities." Yes! That is what I'm all about at Growing Rural Ministries: believing and helping others believe that the rural church doesn't have to die, and also discovering the call and equipping work of the Holy Spirit to become that influence for God in their communities. So, in this episode, Danny Davis joins Rev. Meghan to share about his book and ministry and offers insight into how the rural church can make a comeback and thrive for the Kingdom of God. Links to Danny's books and website: Rural Church Turnaround - https://www.amazon.com/Rural-Church-Turnaround-Experiences-Lay-leaders/dp/1633572056 In Him- You Are - https://www.amazon.com/Him-Trusting-What-Have-Sees-ebook/dp/B09R85MNMR www.davisinafrica.com
February 10, 2022
Strategically Small, Multiplying the Kingdom Worldwide Part 2
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://growingruralministries.com/2022/01/18/strategically-small-multiplying-the-kingdom-worldwide-part-2/
January 18, 2022
Strategically Small, Multiplying the Kingdom Worldwide!
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! May you be inspired and remember that your size and location do not hinder the work of the Holy Spirit!
November 17, 2021
What does it mean to faithfully make new generations of disciples in your community?
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://growingruralministries.com/2021/08/26/what-does-it-mean-to-faithfully-make-new-generations-of-disciples-in-your-community/
August 26, 2021
Focus on One Thing and Do It With Excellence
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July 08, 2021
Your Church Lives and Breathes by the Participation of Laity in the Work of the Holy Spirit
This episode is also available as a blog post at https://growingruralministries.com/2021/06/15/your-church-lives-and-breathes-by-the-participation-of-laity-in-the-work-of-the-holy-spirit/(opens in a new tab)
June 15, 2021
Raise up leaders? Yes, You Can!
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://growingruralministries.com/2021/03/18/raise-up-leaders-yes-you-can/ For information about the cohort training program mentioned in this episode go to https://ministryleading.org/cohorts Feel free to contact me for additional support: https://growingruralministries.com/contact
June 08, 2021
Technology in the Rural Church
This episode is also available as a video: http://growingruralministries.com/2021/04/26/technology-in-the-rural-church/
May 24, 2021
Working Out Your Salvation with Fear and Trembling… Together
This episode is also available as a blog post and a video: http://growingruralministries.com/2021/05/02/working-out-your-salvation-with-fear-and-trembling-together/
May 24, 2021
Determined to Grow in 2021
This episode is also available as a blog post: http://growingruralministries.com/2021/01/28/are-you-ready-to-abandon-your-post-or-determined-to-grow/ For a free coaching session contact me here: http://growingruralministries.com/contact or email me directly at email@example.com
January 28, 2021