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42059013970Beulah Baptist Church405 Colvin RdGreensboroGreenePA15338-10954203West Region39211645
42035026900Big Woods Bible Church120 Logan AveCastaneaClintonPA17726-00364202Central Region41331713
42019017730Center City Baptist Church (Butler)182 Orchard DriveProspectButlerPA160524203West Region64802805
42009029830Colonial Hills Baptist Church7223 Lincoln HwyBedfordBedfordPA15522-66464203West Region53362097
42047007640Elk Baptist Church560 W. Main St. ExtKerseyElkPA158464203West Region51332110
42129019920First Baptist Church of Seward240 Indiana StSewardWestmorelandPA15954-20554203West Region53882240
42081027380First Southern Baptist Church89 Kimble Hill RdWilliamsportLycomingPA17701-84074202Central Region55522321
42061028290Grace Fellowship10333 Greenwood RoadHuntingdonHuntingdonPA16652-50434203West Region1609664
42015011680Harvest House Community Fellowship2965 Sheshequin RoadTowandaBradfordPA188484202Central Region49391977
42067029120Heaven Bound Church5246 W. River Rd.MifflintownJuniataPA170594202Central Region50711935
34011005060In His Presence Worship Center704 St. Joseph StreetMillvilleCumberlandNJ83323401South Jersey Region51781895
42067025010Josiah's Way614 Washington AvenueMifflintownJuniataPA170594202Central Region73272657
42129017540Living Water Community Church324 Fenfield RoadLatrobeWestmorelandPA156504203West Region53012229
42109015880Mountain View Community Church277 Mill RoadRichfieldSnyderPA170864202Central Region54341986
42109020050New Hope Baptist Church8709 Route 522MiddleburgSnyderPA178424202Central Region55472254
42125003490North Ten Mile Baptist Church322 Ridge Church RdAmityWashingtonPA15311-12234203West Region37451468
42129019920Shannon Creek Baptist Church1518 Theatre StNew FlorenceWestmorelandPA15944-03884203West Region53882240
42013031220Target One Ministries, Inc.3898 Cove Mountain Rd.MartinsburgBlairPA166624203West Region57182350
42033001190The Church That Meets at Ramey100 Miriam StRameyClearfieldPA16671-02544203West Region70131968
42067029120Thompsontown Baptist Church269 Birch DriveThompsontownJuniataPA17094-86894202Central Region50711935
42131008970West Falls Baptist Church196 Church St.FallsWyomingPA18615-97014202Central Region41021624
42119012660Winfield Baptist Church330 State Route 304WinfieldUnionPA178894202Central Region42571673
42031025470Zion of Clarion County (ZCC)114 Zion RdClarionClarionPA16214-32544203West Region35931517
42065029840Zion of Jefferson County (ZJC)1146 Jefferson RoadBrookvilleJeffersonPA158254203West Region59092292
42019006810Zion of Petroleum Valley (ZPV)1392 Kittanning PikeKarns CityButlerPA160414203West Region44381707

Country Community Ministry Resources

Sustaining heart in the heartland: exploring rural spirituality
by edited by Miriam Brown

Sustaining Heart in the Heartland is a unique exploration of rural spirituality that describes how faith is lived out in the sparsely populated rural areas of the US, what it is to be people of faith and commitment in the face of daunting challenges facing the rural way of life today. Writing with authentic grass roots knowledge and experience, the authors demonstrate that the notion of rural spirituality takes on many different forms. In part one they describe characteristics and themes of rura…

Scripture, culture, and agriculture
by Ellen F. Davis; foreword by Wendell Berr

This book examines the theology and ethics of land use, especially the practices of modern industrialized agriculture, in light of critical biblical exegesis. Nine interrelated essays explore the biblical writers' pervasive concern for the care of arable land against the background of the geography, social structures, and religious thought of ancient Israel. This approach consistently brings out neglected aspects of texts, both poetry and prose, that are central to Jewish and Christian tradition…

Mission-shaped and Rural: Growing Churches in the Countryside
by Sally Gaze

Using a compelling mix of theological reflection, sociological analysis, real-life case studies and personal experience this book explores ways forward for mission in a rural context in both traditional and fresh expressions of church. This insightful book looks at current issues in rural England and explores: The nature of mission with special reference to the rural situation; Ways for the Church to engage with rural culture; Examples of rural fresh expressions of church; Identifying and prunin…

Church and Countryside: Insights from Rural Theology
by Tim Gibson

While in recent years much attention among theologians has been focused on the city and on what makes a good city, much of (church) life in Britain takes place in the context of rural communities. In the context of their daily work, clergy find themselves confronted with complex ethical, political and social issues. "Church and Countryside" maps out a rural theology that addresses some of the concerns faced by Britain's rural population and those who minister to them. While other books in this f…

Practicing Care in Rural Congregations and Communities
by Jeanne Hoeft; L. Shannon Jung; Joretta Marshall

Pastoral care in rural communities is different from care in other locales. Despite these differences, rural churches and communities also hold a particular wisdom from which the rest of the church might benefit. Small towns and rural areas have particular challenges, and in seeking to live out the Christian life in the midst of those, local churches have unique and useful insights into what it means to care for one another.

The Lord's harvest and the rural church: a new look at ministry in the agri-culture
by Kent R. Hunter

Leading church growth expert provides insights into the unique worldview of rural settings in order to help pastors serve these congregations more effectively.

Rural ministry: the shape of renewal to come
by Shannon Jung... [et al.]

Grounded in social research, Rural Ministry evaluates the diminishing establishment of the church in rural America, which is linked to the fifty-year-old crisis in rural ministry. It names the primary issues for leaders of Protestant and Catholic churches to ponder: the graying of the population; the closing of schools, hospitals, and factories; and the corporate buyout of farms during the 1980s. In addition to retelling the history of this crisis, Shannon Jung and the other contributors to this…

Rx for the rural church: the diagnosis and treatment of five common ailments
by W. Scott Moore

Your rural church is special. It is different. Your church has its own particular traditions and its own distinctive personality. All rural churches, however, will have one important element in common: they will all eventually need to deal with one or more of these five common ailments: ¢ Prayerlessness ¢ Lack of Biblical Preaching ¢ One-size-fits-all ¢ Stagnation ¢ Tolerance toward Sin This book will equip you, the concerned pastor, lay leader, or church member to diagnose and treat these ailme…

Transforming Church in Rural America
by Shannon O'Dell

Small church buildings dotting the countryside are home to ministries that often struggle with limited attendance, no money, and little expectation that change can revitalize their future. In Transforming Church in Rural America, Pastor Shannon O'Dell shares a powerful vision of relevance, possibility, and excellence for these small churches, or for any ministry that is stuck in a rural state of mind. The book reveals: how to generate growth through transformed lives; ways to create active evang…

Skills for rural ministry
by Martyn Percy

This practical and theological guide to rural ministry comes from the Arthur Rank Centre, the national resource and training centre for rural churches of all denominations. It runs courses and conferences in rural ministry and this practical book has emerged from its many areas of expertise and experience. Focused especially on the needs of those - lay and ordained - who already help to run local churches in rural areas, those preparing for ministry in such a context, and for those who provide p…

Rural evangelism
by Kevin E. Ruffcorn

Ruffcorn presents lively suggestions and new understandings gleaned from his workshops on rural evangelism and his own experience.

God-shaped Mission: Theological and Practical Perspectives from the Rural Church
by Alan Smith

The bestselling Church of England report, "Mission-Shaped Church" is having a profound effect on the way local churches view themselves and their futures, yet its focus is very urban. Not only that, it was critiqued by John Hull as lacking in any new theological insights into the task of mission. Alan Smith, bishop of the rural diocese of Shrewsbury, responds to both of these issues in this theological and practical exploration of mission drawing on what is happening in the rural church.Part One…