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Rural ministry : the shape of the renewal to come

Author: L Shannon Jung
Publisher: Nashville : Abingdon Press, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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"The authors of Rural Ministry: The Shape of the Renewal to Come name the primary issues that leaders of Protestant and Catholic churches must ponder: the graying of the rural population; the closing of schools, hospitals, and factories; the corporate buyout of farms during the farm crisis of the 1980s; and the changing face of poverty in rural areas. In addition to telling the history of the rural church, the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: L Shannon Jung
ISBN: 0687016061 9780687016068
OCLC Number: 38286657
Description: 250 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The situation in rural America. The history of rural church work. --
Seeing rural America in context. --
Understanding your congregation and community. --
Emerging issues in rural America. --
Christian foundations and perspectives. Re-visioning rural ministry: a theology of rural life. --
Moral principals and issues in rural life. --
Congregational life and mission. Visioning rural ministry again for the first time. --
Living out the vision: clergy, laity, and congregational action. --
Appendixes: Thirty questions about a rural community. --
Computer communication and rural ministry.
Responsibility: Shannon Jung [and others].
Local System Bib Number:
70408

Abstract:

"The authors of Rural Ministry: The Shape of the Renewal to Come name the primary issues that leaders of Protestant and Catholic churches must ponder: the graying of the rural population; the closing of schools, hospitals, and factories; the corporate buyout of farms during the farm crisis of the 1980s; and the changing face of poverty in rural areas. In addition to telling the history of the rural church, the authors offer a compelling vision of how the church must work for justice and change in and beyond rural communities. They point to the hopeful sign of cooperative parishes and collaborative ministries in rural America, ventures whose participants represent a broad spectrum of theological and denominational perspectives. In sidebars throughout the book they employ the stories of rural clergy and laity to illustrate the distinctive opportunities and obstacles to the church's ministry in rural areas." "Written for pastors, lay leaders, denominational workers, and others, Rural Ministry will be essential reading for all who are concerned for the health and thriving of the rural church."--BOOK JACKET.
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