Center for Rural
Ministry Resources

Center for Rural
Ministry Resources

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Five Podcasts for Rural Pastors

Evalyn Summers PRM intern Evalyn Summers highlights five podcasts made by and for those ministering in rural and small-town contexts.
June 22, 2023
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Reminiscences of Tim Keller

P. C. Kemeny Tim Keller made the gospel real for millions while modeling an unpretentiousness that endeared him to those who knew him.
June 14, 2023
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Healing from Conflict in the Church: A Pastoral Memoir

Mikayla Gainor Can a pastor find hope and healing after walking through church conflict, disappointment. and self-doubt?
May 31, 2023
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Pastoring Small Towns: A Review

Charlie Cotherman A new book on small-town ministry highlights the paradox and promise of pastoring in smaller contexts.
May 24, 2023
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Reflections on the Project on Rural Ministry as a Senior: Building a Future Generation of Active Members in a Local Church

Mikayla Gainor Graduating senior, Mikayla Gainor, shares how the Project on Rural Ministry shaped her experience as a student and her vision for the future.
May 19, 2023
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Building Relationships in a New Pastorate

Dana Crocker After serving congregations on both coasts and in the upper Midwest, Pastor Crocker has learned a lot about building strong local relationships
April 25, 2023
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Recognizing Rural Ministry: A Review

Charlie Cotherman How can rural churches better meet the needs of their local communities? Pastor Carl P. Greene's answer might surprise you.
April 11, 2023
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“The Long Haul” Pastor Nate Keisel | Rural Ministry Spotlight

Thirteen years ago God saved Pastor Nate Keisel from a life of addiction and called him to plant Mosaic Church in the heart of Jeannette, Pennsylvania. This is a story of grit and faithfulness …
April 4, 2023
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Spring Break Service Trips Benefit Pastors, Churches, and Students

Mikayla Gainor PRM-sponsored Spring Break service trips provide opportunities for students to encourage (and be encouraged by) local pastors and their congregations.
March 30, 2023
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Fulfilling the Great Commission in the Local Church

Mikayla Gainor The folks at Oasis Church in Meadville, PA, harness innovation and local mission as they seek to fulfill the Great Commission in small-town America.
March 22, 2023
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Praying for the Upcoming PRM Spring Break Service Trips

Mikayla Gainor Two groups of Grove City College students will be spending Spring Break serving rural churches. Would you consider praying for them?
March 1, 2023
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Revival and the Local Church

Adam Loretto How can local churches build on the momentum of student revivals at places like Asbury? The answer may be simpler than you expect.
February 28, 2023


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