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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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Rural Ministry Internships 2023

Great things happen when college students serve alongside rural pastors and their congregations. Here are the stories of three students who served as CRM interns in 2023.
October 2, 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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“The Spotlight” Pastor John Keener | Rural Ministry Spotlight

Pastor John Keener has been faithfully loving God and loving the town and people of Moundsville, West Virginia for decades. It's a place and a call far from the spotlight but close to the …
December 2, 2022
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2022 Annual Conference: Lisa Hosack, “Grit and Grace: Resilient Ministry Today”

In this talk about grit, Dr. Lisa Hosack harnesses years of experience as a counselor and professor of social work as well as a deep concern and appreciation for the work of local pastors …
September 16, 2022
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2022 Annual Conference: Brad Roth, “Resilient Rural Ministry”

How do pastors in rural and small-town churches guard against burnout? This is the question Roth seeks to answer in this short talk from the Saturday session of the 2022 PRM Annual Conference.
September 16, 2022
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2022 Annual Conference: Brad Roth, “Like a Mulberry in the Sea”

Drawing on Scripture and the Rule of St. Benedict, pastor and author Brad Roth offers reflections on the attitudes and postures that can help us minister with resilience in our local contexts.
September 16, 2022
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2022 Annual Conference: Carl Trueman, “The Secret to Resilient Ministry”

What can we learn about resilient ministry today from those who have gone before? Dr. Carl Truman looks to Paul's pastoral experience to help us think historically and theologically about this timely topic.
September 15, 2022
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2022 Annual Conference: Michelle McFeaters, “Resilient Financial Practices for the Church”

How can pastors and their congregations think well about financial stewardship in the local church? Drawing on decades of accounting experience and participation in rural churches, Dr. McFeaters offers some guiding reflections and practical …
September 15, 2022
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“Helping Pastors Thrive”: The Project on Rural Ministry

The Project on Rural Ministry at Grove City College is a Lilly-funded effort focused on helping pastors in our region thrive in ministry.
September 9, 2022