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WHY RURAL ADVANCEMENT?
20% of the population live in communities less than 2,500
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HOW ARE RURAL PLACES CHANGING?
35% of rural communities are decreasing in population
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WHY IS RURAL IMPORTANT?
Many rural churches have closed, creating a larger demand to mobilize many for ministry.
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People in every location need vibrant, redemptive communities to express their faith.

Preparing for shifting demographics, Rural Advancement empowers and mobilizes people for ministry as well as provides rural pastors with resources for education and encouragement. While gospel influence in many rural communities’ declines, Jesus calls the church to take the gospel to every person in every place. Rural Advancement provides rural church leadership resources.

Regional events for church leaders to evangelize their communities.

Mobilizes rural pastors and assists in mobilizing new ministry leaders.

Explore narratives written for leaders in rural, redemptive communities.

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RURAL MINISTRY INTERVIEWS

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A High Calling: Interview with Bryan Jarrett

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Preaching That Endures

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Cecil described how he worked hard to come up with sermons Sunday after Sunday, only to find...

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