Rural SPIRITUAL Health

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When small churches face a global pandemic


RHMA Conference speaker (and small-town pastor) Stephen Witmer addresses the issue of small churches facing a global pandemic.




Some encouraging words for those of you living and serving in rural America!

Here’s the list . . .         



America’s farming crisis, laid bare by Midwest floods


Jake Meador is a Christian author who lives in the “big city” of Lincoln, Neb. (pop. 284,736). But he is also a proud son of rural Nebraska. Here are his thoughts on the historic flooding of 2019.



America’s hidden mission field: why we need rural churches


Some rural churches are struggling, but many still have a lot left to give.




What’s a Walmart church?!


Walmart churches don’t care how they look to others. They know who they are and who they’re called to reach.




Ghost towns and small towns


Church Planting in a Boom and Bust World — representing God in places that have been burned by short booms and long busts




Good news in rural America


There’s more to the story than poverty and disappointment. Jesus is alive and active in rural America.




The need for rural ministry



Small-town (Winchester, Kansas, pop. 530) pastor Kyle Borg explains.



Reaching and revitalizing rural America



“To paint any people with a broad brush is not to see them for who they truly are.” A 3-part article by Ed Stetzer   Part 1   Part 2   Part 3





Rural North America needs Jesus


An apologetic (not to be confused with apology!) for reinvigorating rural ministry . . .




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