Donnie Griggs had to beef up his ministry and leadership skills to lead a smaller church. He writes on 3 challenges of doing ministry in small towns.

Spend time with people in the community who don’t attend your church. Settle in for the long journey of becoming a good missionary. Ask tons of questions. What do they love? What do they celebrate? What do they mourn? What do they worship? Look for ways to become “all things” to them so that “some might be saved”

Read the whole thing.

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