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Applications Open–New Pastor Affinity Groups

Three new affinity groups offer pastors and youth leaders an opportunity to connect with peers and think deeply about contextualized ministry.
November 17, 2023
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Looking Back, Looking Ahead: Pastors Reflect on Five Years of Partnership

After nearly five years of partnership, pastors reflect on lessons learned and friendships made through participation in the PRM.
October 30, 2023
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Why So Many Rural Churches?

In 1909 the US government proposed consolidating churches to one per thousand residents. Would churches meet the same fate as local schools and shops? For decades, Bud Smith’s Store stood at the crossroads village …
October 27, 2023
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A Summer of Rural Ministry

For Grove City College senior Rebecca Montoro, a summer internship through the PRM proved to be a life-changing experience.
October 10, 2023
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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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PRM Annual Conference Recap

Emma R. Whiteford How can Christian colleges in rural communities partner with local pastors and their congregations? For the PRM and GCC, an annual conference is part of the answer.
September 27, 2023
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Eternal Communion

Adam Loretto Why does it matter if we attend church? According to Adam Loretto, the answer may not be quite what you think.
September 19, 2023
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Country Roads, Take Me to Cornerstone

Evalyn Summers For one recent college graduate, a summer of ministry in West Virginia provided a powerful opportunity to explore ministry in a new context.
August 28, 2023
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GCC Establishing Center to Sustain Efforts to Aid Rural Clergy

Grove City College has secured a $400,000 grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. to expand its work helping rural ministers thrive with the creation of the Center for Rural Ministry. The Center for Rural Ministry …
August 18, 2023
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Practicing Hospitality in the Local Church

Evalyn Summers Hospitality in our lives and churches is a powerful reminder that Christian love is inescapably tangible.
August 18, 2023