good old country faith

12 principles for effective ministry in rural parishes

tim dyer, john mark ministries (tas)

Rural ministry has a real attraction. Idyllic settings, close caring communities, unhurried lifestyle. Yet these very advantages have their costs. Isolation, lack of resources, complex relationships. Rural ministry takes place within a culture surprisingly removed from the norms of urban life. There are important aspects of country culture to understand and embrace before attempting to lead a rural congregation into change. Continue reading “good old country faith”