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Institute/Initative: Rural Church Institute

Pearl-Harbor
Pearl Harbor and the Corona Crisis
Pearl Harbor Many of us have grappled with a way to get a grasp on the Corona crisis. We have struggled...
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Rural areas fear spread of virus as more hospitals close
CARROLLTON, Ala. (AP) — As the coronavirus spread across the United States, workers at the...
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God Is Able: How Small-Town Churches Might Grow During COVID-19
Is it possible Christ’s church will grow during this time of crisis? As a pastor in a small rural town...
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PASTORING VIRTUALLY IN A MULTI-GENERATIONAL RURAL CHURCH
Well, our world turned upside down! The last two weeks have been a whirlwind of discernment and decisions....
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Suicide
Midwest farmers face a crisis. Hundreds are dying by suicide. USA TODAY Network
One by one, the three men from the same close-knit community took their own lives. Their deaths spanned...
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Five Ways to Help Church Planters Prepare for COVID-19
Churches in various regions of the United States and Canada are already having to decide whether they...
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The Main Way We're Failing Small Churches (And How To Start Succeeding With Them)
Small congregations are the backbone of the church. Over 90 percent of churches are under 200 people....
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The Hidden Truth Behind Bivocational Ministry
By Matt Henslee A friend of mine recently shared a gripe on social media. These days that should come...
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4 Concerns Every Church Replanter Wrestles With
Editor’s note: In mid-December 2019, Dusty accepted a call to pastor a church of six senior adults....
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Church Revitalization CPR: How To Breathe Life Into Rural Congregations
Most people know about CPR, which is a lifesaving skill that helps to provide necessary oxygen-rich...
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Pastoring a Rural Church Isn’t a “Lesser” Ministry
Editor’s Note: This post originally appeared at the blog for 9Marks Ministries. For more...
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