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Are you a solo or senior pastor interested in partnering with us? Review the schedule, consider requirements, and fill out our inquiry form below.

Are you a solo or senior pastor interested in partnering with us? Review the schedule, consider requirements, and fill out our inquiry form below.

Overview

Involvement in the PRM requires a long-term commitment (five years, from August 2019 to August 2023). At the same time, we have designed project activities to proceed at a manageable pace that will support rather than disrupt your day-to-day ministry.

In a typical year, your in-person participation will occur across four or five days spread throughout the year. All activities of the PRM (including your travel and meals for occasional gatherings) are fully funded by the grant and will not result in increased expenditures for you or your congregation.

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Invitation Phase

We’ve scheduled a brief lead-up to the project launch this Fall. Here’s what to expect:

Spring 2019
Call for Applications

We are seeking solo or senior pastor participants who are excited about the prospect of collaborating with one another and with our faculty and students to strengthen local ministry in rural and small town contexts.

June 1, 2019
Participants Announced

During the initial grant period (2019-2023), we will work with thirty partner churches located in a select group of counties that surround Grove City College. 

August 9–10, 2019
Opening Conference

This opening conference will bring together thirty participating pastors each accompanied by a lay leader.

Project Activities

Programming will take place from Fall 2019 to Spring 2023. Project activities for participating pastors address three main areas:

Relationship Building

Gather once a year with other local pastors to explore social, economic, and ministry issues unique to your region

Participate in an online networking community designed to provide you with ministry ideas, relevant resources, and personal encouragement

Host a participating pastor at your church and visit one other participating pastor’s church to build relationships and support one another

College + Church Partnership

Collaborate with a GCC faculty member in entrepreneurship, social work, or Christian ministry who will provide expert consultation during a customized on-site visit to your church

Collaborate with GCC faculty to design a service project and a summer-long student internship (to be completed in 2023) that will benefit your congregation and/or your community

Research

Contribute to the PRM’s research on pastoring in rural contexts by sharing your insight into and experience with rural ministry

Culmination

August 2023
Closing Conference

Participating pastors and spouses are invited to attend the culmination of the Project, our closing conference.

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Requirements

The ideal participant will be:

A solo or senior pastor 

Seeking periodic refreshment and increased collegiality in ministry

Open to innovation and interested in partnering with others to share ideas and resources, at a level appropriate to his or her context

In good standing with a Protestant denomination or church

Established in his or her current congregation for at least two years and likely to minister there for at least five more years

The ideal participant may be:

A full-time pastor, or bi-vocational

Early, mid-, or late career

With or without a seminary degree

Pastor of a church of any size

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Inquiry Form

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Project on Rural Ministry
100 Campus Drive, Box 3042
Grove City, PA 16127
(724) 458-3897
office@ruralministry.org

Project on Rural Ministry
100 Campus Drive, Box 3042
Grove City, PA 16127
(724) 458-3897
office@ruralministry.org

Project on Rural Ministry
100 Campus Drive, Box 3042
Grove City, PA 16127
(724) 458-3897
office@ruralministry.org

© 2019 The Project on Rural Ministry

© 2019 The Project on Rural Ministry

© 2019 The Project on Rural Ministry

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