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Can I Get a Witness? Telling the Story of God’s Work in Our Midst

God invites each of us to bear witness to His work in our lives and communities.
June 26, 2024
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Ghost Towns and Small Towns: Church Planting in a Boom-and-Bust World

In a boom-and-bust world, how do we plant churches that will last?
January 11, 2024
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Go Big or Go Home: Reimagining Rural Church Planting

In terms of kingdom significance, there are truly no small people and no small places.
January 4, 2024
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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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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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Framing Rural Ministry: New Photo and Video Projects Showcase Local Pastors, People & Places

Charlie Cotherman New photo and video projects help us share the stories of pastors and congregations in our region in new ways.
September 17, 2022
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The Local Ministerium–Meeting Needs or Just Another Meeting?

Charlie Cotherman When pastors make building relationships with other pastors a priority, their efforts benefit the entire community.
April 8, 2022
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Ordinary Time: Reflections on Life and Ministry within the Limitations of Time

Charlie Cotherman Cultivating an understanding of time rooted in Scripture and the history of the church can help us flourish even in life's ordinary moments.
February 23, 2022
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When the Tailwind Is Gone: What the Past Eighteen Months Have Taught Me About Ministry

Charlie Cotherman The last eighteen months have been challenging for pastors and their congregations. Is there anything we can learn from it all?
October 26, 2021
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Putting Rural Ministry in Its Place: A Review of Allen T. Stanton’s Reclaiming Rural.

Charlie Cotherman Allen T. Stanton's recent book highlights the power of rooting rural ministry in the work of God and the context of our local communities.
July 21, 2021