Tuesday, June 2, 2009

The Benefits of Pastoring a Growing Church

Call me crazy but I love the fact that I can walk downtown. My house is across the street from the church, and we have one school k-12. This is life in a rural community. On June 11th it will be three years since I first came to pastor the church. Our town size is 2500 and within a ten mile radius the population is 4,000 (including the cows LOL!) I said all of that to say this, I love where God has called me. I am a relational person and one who enjoys getting involved in the life of the community. Let me give you some of the benefits of pastoring in Eastern Washington

  • No traffic jams (unless you consider a John Deere combine holding up traffic a problem)
  • No rivalry between schools in the same town
  • I can be involved in my kids' classes
  • Wide open spaces (acres and acres of farm land)
  • Apple and cherry orchards close by
  • We have sunshine more than we have rain.
  • Finally, our potlucks consist of tamales, chorizo tacos, enchiladas, homemade salsa, and pico de gallo.
The above reasons are good reasons to pastor in a rural community, but the best reason is because God sent us. What are some of the benefits of living where you live?

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