“There are over 150,000 churches in rural areas in the United States alone, making up over half of all churches in the country. This means small-town churches have a huge impact in God’s Kingdom and a play a large part in God’s plan.”
– Dr. Jonathan Davis
The Small Town Churches Network exists to share ideas, research, and tools for ministers and churches in small towns and rural locations.
The vision is to:
- Create a relational network of small town clergy and lay leaders who explore new possibilities for rural ministry in the 21st Century.
- Partner with organizations in rural and emergence Christianity to create new dialogue concerning emerging rural culture, and the impact post-modernity is having on rural congregations.
- Raise awareness of unique issues and challenges small town congregations and clergy face through regular research, blog posts, conference presentations, and our weekly news roundup, The Small Town Weekly.
- Develop resources to equip small town churches for ministering in emerging rural culture including spiritual formation curricula, congregational assessment tools, and worship resources.
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