At 28.1 percent, churches in rural settings make up the largest single demographic block among the ELCA’s nearly 10,000 congregations. Every ministry context has its challenges and opportunities, but ministry in rural contexts offers valuable insights into approaches and solutions that can guide congregations in every setting.

Download a study guide for “Church in rural America,” which appeared in the April 2017 issue of Living Lutheran. The pdf includes a copy of the article and four pages of study questions.

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