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Institute/Initative: Rural Church Institute

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Rural Leader's Newsletter
Starting something new always presents a risk. Will people like it, or will they hate it? Will they read...
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The Ruralization of America
The ruralization of America is underway, and it has significant impact on our approach to ministry as...
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A Call for Rural Pastors
In 1835, realizing the strategic place the west would play in the future growth and vitality of the country,...
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Mending-Nets
Mending the Nets
by C.W. Cushman Rural Shepherds Network Founder and President Back in 2002, I had been at a local ministerial...
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Lesser-Ministry
Spiritual but Not Religious?
Rural churches have a window of opportunity to invite people to belong—the sweet spot of the overlap...
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GROWTH POTENTIAL AND THE SMALL CHURCH
In an age where bigger is better, the standard for success is often measured by numerical growth. Yet,...
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How I generate Rural Ministry Barriers
Some of the most daunting barriers to effective rural ministry are facilitated by rural ministry practitioners...
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Defining Success in Ministry Part 3
One of the critical questions we face in ministry is, “How do we define success?”  How we answer this...
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Defining Success in Pastoral Ministry (Part 1 of 3)
Defining Success in Pastoral Ministry Three-Part Series Part One: “When Our Definition of Success...
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Rethinking Rural Ministry
By Glenn Daman Ask a Bible College or seminary student about the option of going to a rural ministry...
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Developing a Ministry Team in the Rural Church Pt. 2.
By Glenn Daman After several instances of tension developing between the board and the pastor, Pastor...
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Small-Pond
Big Fish, Small Towns
by Mark O. Wilson Soon after arriving from southern California 20 years ago, I discovered that small...
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