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Small Town Big Church Podcast

By Jon Sanders

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!

  1. 1.
    219 - When Small Communities Make a BIG Impact in the World - Interview with Growing Hope Globally07/15/2019
    41:55
  2. 2.
    218 - Examining the Call Into and Out of Pastoral Ministry - Interview with Pastor Jeff Gauss07/10/2019
    1:05:31
  3. 3.
    217 - Monday Gut Check07/01/2019
    15:29
  4. 4.
    216 - Examining Turn-Around Churches - Interview with Dr Danny Davis06/24/2019
    1:03:17
  5. 5.
    215 - "Not Me" vs. "Me Too"06/17/2019
    33:42
  6. 6.
    214 - A New Resource for Rural Pastors06/10/2019
    31:44
  7. 7.
    213 - Let's Talk About the F-Word06/04/2019
    32:15
  8. 8.
    212 - 9 Ways to Avoid a Poverty Mindset in Rural Ministry05/23/2019
    35:49
  1. 9.
    211 - Three Healthy Mindsets for Rural Ministry05/16/2019
    46:47
  2. 10.
    210 - How Religion is Messing Up Your Rural Town05/09/2019
    34:24
  3. 11.
    209 - How Well Am I Communicating with My Church?05/02/2019
    40:25
  4. 12.
    207 - The Missing Ingredient that's Holding You Back from the Next Level04/14/2019
    49:25
  5. 13.
    206 - Embrace the Future but Honor the Past04/04/2019
    56:24
  6. 14.
    205 - When Life Gets in the Way of Ministry03/29/2019
    31:52
  7. 15.
    204 - We're Better Together03/21/2019
    33:14
  8. 16.
    203 - How Hungry Are You?03/16/2019
    41:41
  9. 17.
    202 - A Few Random Updates03/08/2019
    32:27
  10. 18.
    201_-_Why_Rural_Ministry_Matters.mp302/27/2019
    50:30
  11. 19.
    200 - Why Rural Ministry Matters02/22/2019
    48:54
  12. 20.
    199 - One HUGE Advantage of Being a Small Church02/15/2019
    39:05
  13. 21.
    198 - Helping People Discover their SHAPE02/08/2019
    46:53
  14. 22.
    197 - Rural Church RESCUE - An Interview with the Author02/01/2019
    1:04:11
  15. 23.
    196 - 5 Reasons Why Pastors Leave the Ministry01/25/2019
    1:07:45
  16. 24.
    195 - Jesus Gets It01/18/2019
    22:33
  17. 25.
    194 - 6 Budgeting Lessons for the Rural Church01/11/2019
    35:28
  18. 26.
    193 - The Problem with Setting Numerical Goals for Church Growth01/04/2019
    33:14
  19. 27.
    192 - Is It Really ALL About the Weekend?12/21/2018
    35:51
  20. 28.
    191 - The Danger of Refusing to Change12/13/2018
    36:06
  21. 29.
    190 - How do I Manage a Wave of Growth in My Rural Church?12/07/2018
    1:16:40
  22. 30.
    189 - The Invisible Threat to Your Ministry11/30/2018
    37:35
  23. 31.
    188 - Why Gratitude is Vital for Rural Ministry11/22/2018
    27:58
  24. 32.
    187 - Ministry is More than Spiritual - Interview with Joe Radosevich11/16/2018
    1:20:30
  25. 33.
    186 - Pastor, Protect Your Heart11/10/2018
    19:44
  26. 34.
    185 - Truths About the Rural Church with Andy Addis11/02/2018
    1:06:35
  27. 35.
    184 - How to Avoid and Overcome Burnout in Rural Ministry - Interview with Rod Veldhuizen10/26/2018
    1:05:13
  28. 36.
    183 - How God Called Me from the Pulpit to the Farm - Interview with Pastor Albert Launtenschlager10/22/2018
    52:04
  29. 37.
    182 - A New Model for Church Planting in Rural Communities - Interview with Pastor Michael Houle10/12/2018
    1:05:49
  30. 38.
    181 - Three Ways I'm Mitigating Stress in Ministry Right Now10/05/2018
    58:45
  31. 39.
    180 - How to Train Great Small Group Leaders09/27/2018
    1:05:04
  32. 40.
    179 - A Sacred Call to a Secular Career - The Benefits of Bi-Vocational Ministry09/20/2018
    1:05:38
  33. 41.
    178 - Lessons from My Sabbatical09/06/2018
    36:25
  34. 42.
    177 - How to Handle Branding and Marketing in Your Small Town Church08/01/2018
    49:31
  35. 43.
    176 - Pastor, How Healthy Are You?07/26/2018
    51:45
  36. 44.
    175 - Why Does My Church Look Like Every Other Church in America?07/13/2018
    33:55
  37. 45.
    174 - A Rural Church Success Story - Interview with Pastor Kit Potter07/03/2018
    1:08:54
  38. 46.
    173 - Big Ministry in Small Places - Interview with Patrick Maxwell06/21/2018
    1:03:24
  39. 47.
    172 - When National Tragedy Strikes Your Small Town06/13/2018
    50:17
  40. 48.
    171- Interview with Author and Pastor Glenn Daman06/06/2018
    46:13
  41. 49.
    170 - Interview with Karl Vaters05/30/2018
    48:00
  42. 50.
    169 - Creative Outreach Ideas for Your Small Town Church05/23/2018
    33:27
  43. 51.
    168 - A Rural Church Success Story - Interview with Kyle Truman05/16/2018
    50:29
  44. 52.
    167 - Is Your Windshield Bigger than Your Rear View Mirror?05/09/2018
    49:38
  45. 53.
    166 - Cancel the One-Man Band05/02/2018
    39:33
  46. 54.
    165 - Let's Build Something Great Together04/26/2018
    25:57
  47. 55.
    164 - Does Your Church Add Value to the Community?04/18/2018
    52:37
  48. 56.
    163 - Step Out of the Boat04/12/2018
    44:08
  49. 57.
    162 - Does My Church Need Another Bible Study?04/05/2018
    18:53
  50. 58.
    161 - Are Pastors Really Necessary in the Church?03/28/2018
    39:22
  51. 59.
    160 - Does Your Church Have a Compelling Vision?03/22/2018
    52:53
  52. 60.
    159 - A Crisis of Leadership03/14/2018
    51:35
  53. 61.
    158 - Why Does Your Church Exist?03/08/2018
    44:34
  54. 62.
    157 - When Tragedy Strikes Your Small Town02/27/2018
    49:07
  55. 63.
    156 - Is Multi-Site a Possibility for the Rural Church02/23/2018
    39:16
  56. 64.
    155 - How to Lead through a Name Change in Your Church02/14/2018
    45:45
  57. 65.
    154 - Dealing with Sexual Abuse in the Church02/01/2018
    39:04
  58. 66.
    153 - How to Assimilate People into Your Church01/18/2018
    57:28
  59. 67.
    152 - Don't Quit01/13/2018
    44:54
  60. 68.
    151 - Run from the Humility Police01/04/2018
    37:20
  61. 69.
    150 - A Rural Church Success Story - Interview with Andy Addis12/28/2017
    1:01:50
  62. 70.
    149 - Naked Man Running - Interview with Dave Jacobs12/20/2017
    58:27
  63. 71.
    148 - 6-Man Football and the Rural Church12/13/2017
    41:08
  64. 72.
    147 - Elevating the Dignity of the Call to the Rural Church with Bryan Jarrett12/06/2017
    47:40
  65. 73.
    146 - Advice for Young Leaders11/29/2017
    36:03
  66. 74.
    145 - Chairs vs Pews and Legalism11/22/2017
    1:01:40
  67. 75.
    144 - Christmas Preaching and Online Ministry11/15/2017
    58:26
  68. 76.
    143 - Time Management, Security Protocols, and Multi-Site11/08/2017
    49:02
  69. 77.
    142 - My Church Just Gave me Permission to be Me11/02/2017
    50:47
  70. 78.
    141 - Understanding Your Rural Community - Interview with Dr Tena Stone10/26/2017
    53:12
  71. 79.
    140 - The Benefits of Being a Bi-Vocational Pastor10/17/2017
    1:21:39
  72. 80.
    139 - Punishment, Pruning, or Positioning?10/11/2017
    45:40
  73. 81.
    138 - How Do I Fund My Rural Church Plant?10/04/2017
    46:11
  74. 82.
    137 - A New Resource for Rural Pastors09/27/2017
    47:22
  75. 83.
    136 - Embrace the Mess09/14/2017
    22:29
  76. 84.
    135 - You'll Go Farther, Faster with a Coach09/07/2017
    36:18
  77. 85.
    134 - It Can Happen in My Small-Town Church08/31/2017
    45:35
  78. 86.
    133 - Is a Campus Pastor Necessary for a Multi-Site Campus?08/24/2017
    38:28
  79. 87.
    132 - Why we are Transitioning a Multi-Site Campus into an Independent Church Plant08/17/2017
    59:31
  80. 88.
    131 - Don't Embrace a Mediocre Life08/09/2017
    49:00
  81. 89.
    130 - Identifying the Naysayers in Your Life08/02/2017
    42:53
  82. 90.
    129 - Rules are Meant to be Broken07/27/2017
    39:11
  83. 91.
    128 - How Good Bylaws Just Protected My Church07/19/2017
    49:53
  84. 92.
    127 - How to Lead Through Big Change in Your Small Church07/06/2017
    51:50
  85. 93.
    126 - How to Conduct a Wedding06/29/2017
    43:56
  86. 94.
    125 - How Should I Prepare for My Retirement from Ministry06/15/2017
    42:58
  87. 95.
    124 - A Small Town Church Success Story with Donnie Griggs06/07/2017
    56:19
  88. 96.
    123 - Why I Love Preaching with an iPad05/31/2017
    46:48
  89. 97.
    122 - Creative Outreach Ideas for Rural Churches05/26/2017
    57:12
  90. 98.
    121 - Why I Did NOT God to Seminary and Why I Never Will05/17/2017
    34:06
  91. 99.
    120 - Embrace Your Story05/11/2017
    53:36
  92. 100.
    119 - Should My Church Offer Membership?05/04/2017
    58:05
  93. 101.
    118 - A Rural Church Success Story - Interview with Pastor Tony Widdel04/27/2017
    1:06:00
  94. 102.
    117 - My 5 Biggest Mistakes in Ministry04/20/2017
    46:47
  95. 103.
    116 - The Most Important Thing Your Church Needs to Grow04/13/2017
    33:09
  96. 104.
    115 - 4 Reasons Your Church Needs New Bylaws04/06/2017
    58:04
  97. 105.
    114 - Is My Church Ready for Multi-Site? - Part 203/30/2017
    39:38
  98. 106.
    113 - Is My Church Ready for Multi-Site? - Part 103/23/2017
    36:10
  99. 107.
    112 - Who's In Your Inner Circle?03/16/2017
    51:15
  100. 108.
    111 - A Small Town Success Story with West Garner03/09/2017
    1:07:29
  101. 109.
    110 - Encouragement for When I Feel Like Quitting03/02/2017
    47:55
  102. 110.
    109 - Pastor, Please Stop Reading Me Your Sermon!02/24/2017
    47:21
  103. 111.
    108 - 5 Reasons Why Great Leaders are Walking Away from Your Church02/16/2017
    40:03
  104. 112.
    107 - This is Why You Must Screen Your Worship Team02/10/2017
    10:24
  105. 113.
    106 - Do I Have a Healthy Ministry Mindset? - Part 302/09/2017
    38:49
  106. 114.
    105 - Do I Have a Healthy Ministry Mindset? - Part 202/03/2017
    41:35
  107. 115.
    104 - Do I Have a Healthy Ministry Mindset? - Part 101/27/2017
    27:34
  108. 116.
    103 - Does Multi-Site Work in a Small Rural Church?01/20/2017
    1:12:08
  109. 117.
    102 - What Preaching Style Works Best in the Small Church?01/11/2017
    53:17
  110. 118.
    101 - Encouragement for a Young Small-Town Pastor01/05/2017
    1:08:44
  111. 119.
    100 - How to Add an Extra Month to Your Year12/23/2016
    41:48
  112. 120.
    99 - A Revolutionary Tool that will Transform Your Church12/15/2016
    36:15
  113. 121.
    98 - Are You Committed to Life-Long Learning?12/08/2016
    43:28
  114. 122.
    97 - What I'm Believing God for Over the Next Four Years12/03/2016
    42:28
  115. 123.
    96 - Am I Leading with Gratitude?11/23/2016
    38:28
  116. 124.
    95 - Is My Church Winning?11/18/2016
    50:50
  117. 125.
    94 - Solitude vs Isolation11/11/2016
    35:07
  118. 126.
    93 - A Small Church Success Story with Pastor James Johnson Hill11/05/2016
    1:02:11
  119. 127.
    92 - 2020 Vision10/27/2016
    31:06
  120. 128.
    91 - Help! My Worship Team Sucks!10/20/2016
    1:03:58
  121. 129.
    90 - The One Thing I HATE Most About Ministry10/13/2016
    35:47
  122. 130.
    89 - Are You Working IN Your Church or ON Your Church?10/06/2016
    40:15
  123. 131.
    088 - 4 Steps to Adding Amazing Volunteers to Your Team09/23/2016
    40:21
  124. 132.
    87 - Stop Doing Everything In Your Church09/16/2016
    32:26
  125. 133.
    86 - 5 Roadblocks to Change in the Rural Church09/07/2016
    33:24
  126. 134.
    85 - How We Responded to an Attempted Church Split09/01/2016
    39:33
  127. 135.
    84 - Titles and Toilets - A Lesson for Leaders at Every Level08/11/2016
    22:39
  128. 136.
    83 - 11 Ways to be Unapproachable as a Pastor08/05/2016
    50:31
  129. 137.
    82 - Why Your Church Needs a First Impressions Team and How to Establish One07/22/2016
    35:56
  130. 138.
    81 - Integrity Matters07/15/2016
    36:39
  131. 139.
    80 - Encouragement for Small Church Pastors07/09/2016
    34:35
  132. 140.
    79 - Should My Church Go Portable?06/24/2016
    58:53
  133. 141.
    78 - How to Help Your Staff Leave Your Team Healthy06/16/2016
    49:46
  134. 142.
    77 - How to Help People Leave Your Church Healthy06/09/2016
    32:10
  135. 143.
    76 - Healthy Things Hurt06/03/2016
    18:03
  136. 144.
    75 - 5 Reasons NOT to Hire Young Leaders05/27/2016
    40:21
  137. 145.
    74 - Can the Church Partner with Business for the Kingdom?05/20/2016
    32:12
  138. 146.
    73 - What Do I Say to the Gay Person in My Church?05/11/2016
    48:35
  139. 147.
    72 - How to Overcome one of the Greatest Challenges in Ministry04/21/2016
    35:07
  140. 148.
    71 - 5 Things that Need to Die for Your Church to Grow04/14/2016
    33:18
  141. 149.
    70 - 9 Ways Your Church Can Reach More Men04/08/2016
    48:40
  142. 150.
    69 - 9 Reasons Your Church Needs Men04/01/2016
    41:06
  143. 151.
    68 - 5 Benefits of Being a Bi-Vocational Pastor03/28/2016
    55:09
  144. 152.
    67 - A Rural Church Success Story - Interview with Pastor Edgar Rodriguez03/18/2016
    45:28
  145. 153.
    66 - Reasons to Consider Going Multi-Site03/11/2016
    41:59
  146. 154.
    65 - Four Things You Should Consider Before Going Multi-Site03/04/2016
    46:06
  147. 155.
    64 - Four Difficult Decisions for a Rural Pastor02/26/2016
    41:57
  148. 156.
    63 - Pastor, You Don't Have to be Lonely in Ministry02/17/2016
    38:13
  149. 157.
    62 - Is It Time to Walk Away from My Church?01/28/2016
    46:07
  150. 158.
    61 - How Our Church is Going to Grow in 201601/21/2016
    44:11
  151. 159.
    60 - Are You a Successful Pastor?01/15/2016
    34:21
  152. 160.
    59 - The One Reason Your Church Won't Grow this Year01/04/2016
    53:16
  153. 161.
    58 - My Top 10 Prayers for a Blessed 2016 for Rural Pastors12/28/2015
    37:52
  154. 162.
    57 - The Importance of Setting Goals12/23/2015
    58:57
  155. 163.
    56 - Ideas for Christmas Outreach12/14/2015
    47:43
  156. 164.
    55 - Do I See Limitations or Possibilities?12/08/2015
    25:53
  157. 165.
    54 - 3 More Yards11/30/2015
    20:05
  158. 166.
    53 - A Rural Church Success Story with Travis Stephens11/23/2015
    58:47
  159. 167.
    52 - How to Reach the World from Your Rural Church through Online Ministry11/17/2015
    56:18
  160. 168.
    51 - How I Lost 40 Pounds in One Year11/09/2015
    44:17
  161. 169.
    50 - You Need to Recast Your Vision11/02/2015
    48:00
  162. 170.
    49 - Well Done Good and Faithful Servant10/26/2015
    32:12
  163. 171.
    48 - A Rural Church Success Story with Pastor Patrick Maxwell10/19/2015
    58:35
  164. 172.
    47 - Four Alternatives to a Lousy Pastor Appreciation Month10/12/2015
    26:51
  165. 173.
    46 - Are You an Authentic Leader?10/05/2015
    41:12
  166. 174.
    45 - The Key to Asking God for the Impossible09/24/2015
    36:54
  167. 175.
    44 - 5 Things that will Help You Preach Better Sermons09/18/2015
    1:03:44
  168. 176.
    43 - You Are Doing Better Than You Think You Are09/10/2015
    27:58
  169. 177.
    42 - WE is Better than ME09/03/2015
    44:46
  170. 178.
    41 - God Deserves More than Mediocrity08/27/2015
    25:06
  171. 179.
    40 - Why Risk is a Good Thing08/20/2015
    37:23
  172. 180.
    39 - You Have to Follow Before You Can Lead08/13/2015
    28:02
  173. 181.
    38 - You Have Lost the Right to be Unfit08/06/2015
    50:11
  174. 182.
    37 - When God Writes a Bigger Story with Your Life07/30/2015
    44:30
  175. 183.
    36 - Vision Beyond Your Resources07/23/2015
    33:38
  176. 184.
    35 - Are Your Dreams Getting Bigger or Smaller?07/16/2015
    33:06
  177. 185.
    34 - Change or Die07/09/2015
    36:09
  178. 186.
    33 - Is Your Church a Simple Church?07/02/2015
    41:37
  179. 187.
    32 - The Importance of Self-Awareness in Pastoral Leadership06/25/2015
    37:50
  180. 188.
    31 - How to Rock Your Small Town Parade06/18/2015
    29:37
  181. 189.
    30 - A Word to Young Leaders06/11/2015
    1:04:02
  182. 190.
    29 - Interview with Karl Vaters06/03/2015
    50:00
  183. 191.
    28 - Confessions of an Adulterous Pastor05/28/2015
    52:34
  184. 192.
    27 - Interview with Lon Williams05/21/2015
    1:01:12
  185. 193.
    26 - Pastor, You Don't Have to Change the World05/14/2015
    20:23
  186. 194.
    25 - Pastor, You Need to Lead Yourself05/07/2015
    49:49
  187. 195.
    24 - How we are doing Multi-Site Church in Rural Communities04/30/2015
    1:05:51
  188. 196.
    23 - Refuse to Be Ignored04/27/2015
    1:12:13
  189. 197.
    22 - The Key to Longevity in Your Rural Church04/16/2015
    1:05:12
  190. 198.
    20 - What is the Culture of Your Team?04/09/2015
    43:42
  191. 199.
    21 - Growing Rural Church Seeking Young Leaders04/09/2015
    22:26
  192. 200.
    19 - Pastor, Your Church Needs You to Lead04/02/2015
    59:09

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