Interest for small town and rural ministry is on the rise. What are the reasons for this and what are the main areas of renewed interest? This is a thorough academic paper on this subject that I thought those in small town ministry would enjoy. Rob lives in the Wild Rivers Coast of Oregon. He interviewed pastors in extremely rural conditions there, spoke with authors on the subject, including me, and did a ton of research on what has been written and what still needs to be done. I’m thankful for his labor in this and excited for the renewed interest he describes. May God continue to help us make much of the gospel in small towns.
Please click here to read the paper Renewed Interest: A Fresh Look at the Rural Church by Rob Foster.