A little vacation

Just wanted let everyone know how much I appreciate you visiting Rural Route Church.  I hope it has been helpful for you.  I am going to take a little blogging break until January.  I will get back to all things rural on January 2.  The blog will have a different look and will be focused on bringing rural pastors and leaders together to share resources and stories.

Have a Merry Christmas!

Mike Waddey

Published in: on December 8, 2008 at 4:33 pm  Comments (1)  

Small Church Evangelism / G.P.S.

The North American Mission Board is rolling out its new evangelism initiative called G.P.S.  (God’s Plan for Sharing).  As a small church rural pastor I am very skeptical of new fangled programs.  Programs are usually heavy on flash and cost more than small churches can invest.  G.P.S. doesn’t encourage your church to buy into a program as much as it encourages you to buy into an evangelistic lifestyle.   G.P.S helps our church members to identify, pray for, and then share the Gospel with lost people that they already know.  It encourages evangelism to take place every day.  Last month at the Tennessee Baptist Convention we were exhorted to do evangelism “eye ball to eye ball”.  G.P.S. lends itself to an “eye ball to eye ball” strategy. 

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Published in: on December 1, 2008 at 1:18 pm  Comments Off on Small Church Evangelism / G.P.S.