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The Rural Church Dilemma 

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Today at FTC (For the Church) Jim Elliff talks about what the rural church adds to the body of Christ and some of the unique struggles they have.

What happens when the young seminarian or college ministerial student takes his first churches in these areas? And what should the committed rural pastor think about his church’s future?

Source: The Rural Church Dilemma | For The Church

2 thoughts on “The Rural Church Dilemma 

  1. Brigitta

    My husband and I have been attending a rural church for 35 years. We are small but love each other in ways that are impossible in larger churches. We had 68 people at one time but have been about 40 most times.

    • ajcerda.com

      Brigitta, thank you for that encouragement. There are so many ways that we are blessed by our congregation as well. I think often of the first century believers and how they would walk, sometimes for hours, each Lord’s Day just to be with their own small church families. What encouragement they must have received from one another to make the trek week in and week out with joy. In many churches today, we begrudgingly make the 10 minute drive across town, walk in unnoticed and leave unnoticed. That is impossible in our small congregations.

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