Small Town Pastor
You could have what it takes to be a Village Missionary!
Know the People
A small-town pastor with Village Missions has the amazing opportunity to impact their community for Christ in numerable ways. Your outreach extends to the church – through preaching and serving your congregation – and to the local townsfolk as you strive to become one of them.
As a small-town pastor, you wear many hats. In the morning, you drive the school bus for the local school. An hour later, you visit the local café to grab breakfast with the regulars. Later that afternoon, you help your neighbor repair their fence. And as evening closes, you finish your meeting at the fire department.
And that’s just one day!
The life of a small-town pastor can be busy at times. But as you build trust and relationships with people, your opportunities to share the gospel will grow.
Love the Town
Small-town folk are proud of their community. Many families have roots that extend generations into the past. So you can see that newcomers may not be easily accepted too quickly. You have to earn the right to be heard.
Earning the trust of small-town people can take years. That’s why becoming an active town member and showing that you care about this community is crucial to building credibility. But as you spend more time getting to know your neighbours, learning the culture, and loving the people, the Lord will open opportunities for you to share the hope of Christ.
Examples of Small Town Opportunities
While many come to know Christ in church, Village Missionaries often find their most successful witnessing around a dinner table, at the local café or in the barn. Those who serve with Village Missions are excited to invest in the lives of rural and small town people, meeting them where they live.
Could God be calling you to small town ministry?
Use the form below to begin the process of becoming a Village Missionary pastor or intern!