Center for Rural
Ministry Resources

Center for Rural
Ministry Resources

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Student Testimonial: Emma Ruby Zannis ’24

For recent graduate Emma Ruby Zannis, the Center for Rural Ministry provided an opportunity to better understand and appreciate small places and the churches that serve them.
June 12, 2024
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Pentecost and AI: Being Human in a World of Disabling Algorithms

The empowering presence of God offers a path between the anachronistic hope of self-reliance in some pre-technological golden age while also providing an alternative to the anxiety that AI developers believe their apps will …
June 7, 2024
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Communities that Care: How One Church Discovered a Path to Community Partnerships

Assistant Pastor Matthew Geary worked hard to develop outward facing ministries at his church. When his efforts came up short, he discovered that God had already laid the groundwork for something different.
May 28, 2024
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GCC Service-Learning Project Helps Church Connect to Rising Generation

Students from Prof. Shannon Barrios's research methods class helped a local church discover new avenues for connecting with a rising generation.
May 13, 2024
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The Joy of Small-Place Ministry: An Interview with Two Small-Town Pastors

Join the conversation as two small-town pastors reflect on the joy they have experienced as they serve their congregations and communities.
April 19, 2024
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Welcome at the Table

Jesus calls us to keep coming back to the table with other believers, giving and receiving His welcome.
April 3, 2024
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“Rural Ministry ICO Trip 2024”

For the fourth straight year, a group of Grove City College students spent most of spring break week serving alongside pastors in small rural and rust belt congregations. Their stories are a powerful reminder …
April 2, 2024
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2024 Spring-Break Service Trip Recap

Can a week shape the way a student views the local church? For the past four years the CRM's spring-break rural ministry trips have been doing just that.
March 27, 2024
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Adelia Matson Joins CRM Team

New CRM Administrative Assistant Adelia Matson draws on experience in both ministry and business in her new role at Grove City College.
March 18, 2024
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The Hidden Glory of the Unglamorous Little Places

For college senior Grace Anne Shaw, working alongside pastors in partnership with the Center for Rural Ministry has been a transformative experience.
March 11, 2024
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Helping Small-Church Pastors Thrive

Retired Pastor Bill Sukolsky knows the joys and trials of ministry well. That is why he is passionate about helping pastors in his region thrive.
February 29, 2024
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Students Prepare for Annual CRM Spring Break Mission Trip

For the fourth consecutive year, a group of college students will spend spring break ministering alongside rural pastors and congregations.
February 23, 2024


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