Rural Ministry

Reflections and resources for living and serving in rural communities.

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Step into Christmas in the Barn

The wonder of the holy finds us in the plain, the ordinary, and the beautifully mundane

Seeing People through Jesus’ Eyes

Where is God in end of life care?

Serving on the Frontier

One must be an adept driver (and comfortable with vast open spaces) to lead Easter people

4.42: Rural Fresh Expressions with Kerri Meyer

Terri Elton and Dwight Zscheile welcome Rev. Kerri Meyer.

Jaxon’s Smile

Faithful attention to the risk of farm injuries

Rural Resilience Requires Community

In the toughest times, we can't go it alone

Where the Corn Grows Loud

Farming as vocation

Church Community in Resort Towns

Hospitality is at the heart of ministry

Rural Innovation Looks Like

Connecting, Cooperating, and Collaborating

The Joys and Pitfalls of Being a Lay Preacher

Learning, wondering, and giving the good news

Becoming a Brave Girl

Giving girls support and space for healthy creative expression

Our Constantly Creating God

Taking time to notice the ongoing work of the maker of heaven and earth.

Curiosity Is Key

Webinar for healthy beginnings in rural ministry

Who Has Been Invisible to Me?

What I learned about my community from the dollar store

Forgiveness and Worship in Rural Communities

There is wisdom—and discomfort—in keeping space together before rushing to reconciliation

Rooted Transformation on a Small Farm

A pastor-farmer compares old ways and new

Leading Change in Rural and Small Town Communities

People in rural communities aren't allergic to change. Here are some effective ways to engage them.

Redefining Success in Rural Ministries

Start with trust, commitment and depth of care.