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God Wants to be Glorified in the Middle of Nowhere…Through You!

How should a Biblical understanding of rural places change the way we value communities the world shrugs off as useless?
July 2, 2024
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Communities that Care: How One Church Discovered a Path to Community Partnerships

Assistant Pastor Matthew Geary worked hard to develop outward facing ministries at his church. When his efforts came up short, he discovered that God had already laid the groundwork for something different.
May 28, 2024
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The Hidden Glory of the Unglamorous Little Places

For college senior Grace Anne Shaw, working alongside pastors in partnership with the Center for Rural Ministry has been a transformative experience.
March 11, 2024
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Helping Small-Church Pastors Thrive

Retired Pastor Bill Sukolsky knows the joys and trials of ministry well. That is why he is passionate about helping pastors in his region thrive.
February 29, 2024
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When Small-Town Pastors Unite, Big Things Happen

A group of pastors in Clarion County, Pennsylvania, are uniting to make a big difference in their community.
February 14, 2024
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The Uniqueness of Rural Life: A Social Worker’s Reflections

Lisa Hosack While work in a rural context is not easy, nor for everyone, it is a rich ministry arena—richer than one might dare to imagine—for those who embrace it.
January 13, 2021
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Moving the Rural Ministry Conversation Forward

Charlie Cotherman Over the last five years, rural ministry rose to a new level of prominence in evangelical circles. How do we build on these efforts?
December 18, 2020