We aid in planting country churches so those who may have never attended church can become a part of a church they feel comfortable in and can get to know and grow in Christ.

Charles Higgs

Director, Country Church

(972) 983-7968

What is Country Church

A country church is a church with a blend of traditional and country atmospheres where you can hear the simple, and relevant message of the Gospel preached. You can expect to sing southern gospel, country gospel and traditional hymns during a country church service. Country church is open to all and aims to equip and encourage folks with the Gospel.

If you are interested in attending a country church, starting a country church or transitioning into a country church, please contact Charles Higgs.

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Bible Study

Country churches are a rising trend in Baptist life

PARKER – After Southfork Baptist Church dwindled to 15 members, Pastor David LeFlore realized something needed to change in order to continue to reach the community.

“Through lots of prayer and wondering how we’re going to grow, Connie asked if we ever thought about a country church,” LeFlore said, referring to his wife. He realized that the area was a piece of country near the city, and therefore would not be conducive to a city church.

This is part of a growing trend in Baptist church life. A combination of a traditional... [continue]

Certificate of Ministry Program for Small Church and Bivocational Pastors

George W. Truett Seminary’s Certificate of Ministry Program for Small Church and Bivocational Pastors & Lay Persons is a home study program designed to improve your skills and help you become a more effective minister and follower of Jesus Christ. It is a working out of the admonition of the Apostle Paul to Timothy, “Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed” (2 Timothy 2:15).

The program curriculum is specifically written for either a small church pastor or lay person who desires to grow in his/her knowledge of scripture and who want to sharpen their ministry skills. The curriculum is divided into five sessions.

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