Small Town Allies

Advance is a global movement of churches partnering together to advance the gospel through the planting and strengthening churches in small towns, suburbs, cities around the world.

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The Gospel Coalition is a Christian organization that seeks to serve the local church by providing gospel-centered and Christ-focused content.

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Since 2011, our aim at Sojourn Network has been to provide the care and support necessary for our pastors to lead their churches with strength and joy – and to finish ministry well. Our hope in the following about pages is to further explain why we exist, who we are and how, by God’s grace, we hope to help our pastors, both now and in the years to come.

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Back 40 is a relational network of churches with the vision of “Equipping & empowering transformational leaders for the church in rural America.”

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Acts 29 is a diverse, global family of church-planting churches characterized by: Theological Clarity, Cultural Engagement, Missional Innovation. Rural church planting is becoming of Acts 29’s major initiatives.

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Focusing on communities with fewer than 25,000 residents, the Young Life Small Town/Rural Initiative exists to ensure that kids in small towns don’t miss out on the friendship of a caring adult, the fun of going to club every week, the excitement of spending a week at a Young Life camp, or the opportunity to hear about Jesus Christ in terms they can understand from an adult they know and respect.

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RMI is a community for pastors and Christian leaders serving in non-urban contexts that was created to provide support, learning, and community for those working in non-urban contexts in North America. It is an institute of the Billy Graham Center at Wheaton College.

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