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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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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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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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The Plowshare Ministry Concept Pitch: Integrating Students into Local Congregations

Mikayla Gainor Students in Ken Smith's Entrepreneurial Leadership class are thinking about how to help college students connect with local churches.
January 21, 2023
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Resilient Financial Practices for the Local Church

Mikayla Gainor Can a church budget tell a story? Grove City College accounting professor Michelle McFeaters answers this questions with a resounding yes.
November 16, 2022
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The Resilient Local Church–PRM Hosts Pastors and Lay Leaders for Second Annual Conference

Mikayla Gainor Pastors and lay leaders from across our region gathered earlier this month for our 2022 PRM annual conference--The Resilient Local Church.
September 27, 2022
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Students Research Attendance Trends in Two Local Churches

Mikayla Gainor For these college students, a service-learning project in their research methods class was more than an academic exercise.
May 26, 2022
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Co-pastoring as a Married Couple: Mike and Jen Haddox Share Their Story

Mikayla Gainor Have you ever thought about co-pastoring with your spouse? For Mike and Jen, saying "yes" to this question has blessed their church and family.
April 30, 2022