Drought and Blessing

Recent showers will make it possible for us to mow the yard again this weekend. And the hayfield out by the county hospital has been cut for the second crop of hay this summer. Usually, a third cutting has already been bailed and put in the barn. It will not produce...

Re-inventing Rural Churches

Fifty years ago most rural Baptist churches were very different from what they are today. Most shared a preacher with one or more other congregations. Most did not have worship services every Sunday. Most met in a one-room building. Most drew their membership from the...

A Rural Church Looks To the Future

The pastor at Mount Pleasant resigned nearly four years ago, saying that he felt that God was telling him that his ministry there was over. Everyone was in shock. He had served the church for 34 years as a bi-vocational pastor. The congregation was at peace. We asked,...