Small Town, Big Mission

Chapter three of Small Town Jesus, “Small Towns, Big Mission,” addresses the brokenness and hopelessness of many modern small towns despite the popular opinion that small towns are blissful and problem-free. Think of this section as a continuation of that chapter.

On this page, I will highlight news articles from around the world that speak to the massive need for good gospel ministry in small towns. I encourage you to use these articles to drive you to your knees in prayer and to help sharpen your ability to understand the context that God has placed you in as a minister.

“Rural Divide” – The Washington Post

“America’s Opioid Epidemic Is Worsening” – The Economist

“The Great American Fallout: How Small Towns Came To Resent Cities” – The Guardian

“The Health Care Views and Experiences of Rural Americans: Findings from the Kaiser Family Foundation/Washington Post Survey of Rural America” 

“America’s Epidemic: How Opioid Addicts Find Help in the Church” – The Gospel Coalition