Articles on the "Rural Church"
The Changing Face of Rural Ministry
by Mark Yackel-Juleen
Global mission has come to rural America.
Considering a Rural Call
by Janet Landwehr
Could you be a possible candidate for congregations in rural America?
Feeding the Tap Root: The Organic Relationship of Soil and Soul
by Jeffrey L. Hawkins
Stepping outside one's air-conditioned office and car can lead to an unexpected source of wisdom that comes from a more physical way of life that Wendell Berry writes about.
Life in Christ is Exciting!
by Gretchen E. Ritola
How discipleship occurs among Christians in rural America who are immersed in the Word and whose faith is integrated with their everyday world.
Rural Evangelism: Not a Program, but a Way of Life
by Mary Leigh Boyd Hovland
All Christians are evangelists, and opportunities for making Christ known surround us constantly in daily life. On Sunday mornings, every member’s hospitality toward a newcomer or visitor counts.
Transformational Hallmarks for Small-Town / Rural Settings
by Tom Lyberg
Three hallmarks — while not limited to leadership in small town and rural congregational settings — are especially pertinent.
What's Going On? Starting a Conversation with Rural America
by Janet Hunt
Agriculture in America is changing. Some farm families are suffering. It's time for us to listen to our neighbors who produce our food.