The Bible Belt: Four Challenges to Ministry in the Land of the Over-Churched and Under-Reached

The Bible Belt: Four Challenges to Ministry in the Land of the Over-Churched and Under-Reached
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By Dean Inserra, pastor of City Church in Tallahassee, FL

“The Bible Belt is the most difficult place in America to pastor a local church.”

These words, spoken to me by a pastor friend in northern California, seemed comical at the time. I felt like I was taking the easy way out by going to pastor in the South. My West Coast friend was the one who was really on mission, I thought, and I was getting ready to pastor in the land of sweet tea and prayer before the kickoff at the high school football game.
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