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Forming Imaginations that Value Faithful Service

Reading good narratives by authors such as Wendell Berry or Marilynne Robinson or George MacDonald or Flannery O’Connor might reorient how pastors imagine successful ministry.
November 28, 2023
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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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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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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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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
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New Roots: Church Planting in Rural Ministry

Evalyn Summers Is there a place for church planting in small-town America? For pastors Dan Reed and Eric Phillips, the answer is clear.
July 31, 2023
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Five Podcasts for Rural Pastors

Evalyn Summers PRM intern Evalyn Summers highlights five podcasts made by and for those ministering in rural and small-town contexts.
June 22, 2023