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Rural Congregational Studies

Paperback|Mar 1997
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Focuses on nature of congregational life, challenges peculiar to rural culture, and shows how best to engage in evangelism and mission. For students and pastors.


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Focuses on nature of congregational life, challenges peculiar to rural culture, and shows how best to engage in evangelism and mission. For students and pastors.
-Publisher


Nearly all pastors sent to rural congregations were nurtured in largerurban congregations, and nearly always educated in urbanized seminaries. A wideculture gap between leaders and members often emerges among the church leaders inrural congregations. This book is designed to address and study the issues thatarise when ordained and lay pastors are called or appointed to rural congregations.


This handbook will orient seminary students and pastors who aredoing ministry in rural congregations. It focuses on the nature of congregationallife in such a setting, showing ways to deal with the issues andchallenges specific to rural culture. The authors tell how to best engagein evangelism and mission in the particular locations in which these congregationsfind themselves.


Rural Congregational Studies: A Guidefor Good Shepherds outlines features of different rural settings thataffect life and church life. Each chapter contains a section of "resources"(sidebars, ideas, programs, and so f


-Publisher


Nearly all pastors sent to rural congregations were nurtured in larger urban congregations, and nearly always educated in urbanized seminaries. A wide culture gap between leaders and members often emerges among the church leaders in rural congregations. This book is designed to address and study the issues that arise when ordained and lay pastors are called or appointed to rural congregations.


This handbook will orient seminary students and pastors who are doing ministry in rural congregations. It focuses on the nature of congregational life in such a setting, showing ways to deal with the issues and challenges specific to rural culture. The authors tell how to best engage in evangelism and mission in the particular locations in which these congregations find themselves.


Rural Congregational Studies: A Guide for Good Shepherds outlines features of different rural settings that affect life and church life. Each chapter contains a section of "resources" (sidebars, ideas, programs, and so forth) that tie it to the chapter theme.


-Publisher

PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 232711
  • Product Code 0687031397
  • EAN 9780687031399
  • Pages 192
  • Department Academic
  • Category Church
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Abingdon Press
  • Publication Date Mar 1997
  • Dimensions 279 x 217 x 12mm
  • Weight 0.500kg

Shannon Jung

L. Shannon Jung is Director of the Center for Theology and Land and Professor of Rural Ministry at the University of Dubuque and Wartburg Theological Seminaries. His longstanding engagement with environmental, rural, and agricultural issues is reflected in his seven books, including Moral Issues and Christian Responses (7th ed., 2003), Discovering Hope: Building vitality in Rural Congregations (AFP 2001), and We Are Home: A Spirituality of the Environment (1993).

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