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Monday, March 11, 2019

Rural ministry is experiencing a resurgence in the US

Small Town Pastors See More Than Small Wonders
Small Town Pastors See More Than Small Wonders
Rural ministry is experiencing a resurgence in the US even as economic and demographic numbers continue their decline.
Kate Shellnutt
These days, living in small-town America often means living with less.
2018 marked another year of decline in many rural and small towns: economies suffering; local residents aging or moving away; and many struggling with addiction, disillusionment, or depression.
But just as the nation declares a crisis in small communities, the church has seen new momentum around rural ministry. Proud pastors from blue-collar outskirts, flyover country farmlands, and cozy mountain towns proclaim that in God’s ...
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