Transforming rural America by planting and revitalizing life-giving churches in small towns and communities.


We want to help like-minded rural churches grow and plant churches in a healthy environment.
We recognize that each local church is responsible for their own multiplication vision, but there are many advantages that come when a group of churches “network” together and develop a collective planting strategy. By offering shared assessment, training, coaching, and funding, we can make a larger footprint and help churches develop their unique multiplication vision.


“Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and sickness. When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, ‘The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.”

Matthew 9:35-38

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What People Have Been Saying About Dirt Roads Network

“Steve’s presentation, approach, spirit, content, and passion are all very evident and worked to impact the people of the Wisconsin District. Steve has struck a nerve in the denomination. His voice is important.  He has credibility because he has done it. He has grown a ministry in a small place and has a dream to impact many other places with his understanding and passion.”

- Dan Bickel District Superintendent of the Wisconsin District of The Wesleyan Church

“So much of the current American church culture is enamored with moving into and making a difference in large cities. Dirt Roads Network is passionate about bringing the hope of Jesus to the unreached, almost forgotten people, in vast swaths of rural America. Kudos to Dirt Roads Network!”

- Ed Rotz District Superintendent of the Kansas District of The Wesleyan Church

“When Steve McVey thinks of rural communities he envisions unique strengths and Kingdom opportunities.  Rural areas across North America and around the world need life giving churches equipped to meet the pressing and lasting needs of those around them and multiply to other locations.  Dirt Roads Network is empowering pastors and lay leaders to fulfill the Great Commission."

- Wayne Schmidt General Superintendent of The Wesleyan Church

“Steve's winsome personality, hard-won experience, and Scriptural insight provided a gold-mine of encouragement and direction for us. We are working hard to multiply, but the wisdom of suburban Christianity doesn't always translate well in the rural world, where relationships still matter and resources can be a bit thin. I am grateful for Dirt Roads Network because we now have wise voices that have helped us sort through the clamor so we can be an effective, God-honoring Church of Jesus Christ.”

- Ben Kidder Lead Pastor of The River. Minong, Wisconsin Population 527