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Rural Congregational Studies: A Guide for Good Shepherds [Paperback]

By Shannon Jung (Author), Mary Agria (With) & L. Shannon Jung (Author)
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The book Rural Congregational Studies is intended to assist congregations to identify their own strengths and lead to their revitalization. It has been helpful in this regard according to numerous users. It has also been used in several seminaries as a way of introducting seminarians and pastors to the context of rural ministry.

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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.

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Abingdon Press
Pages   156
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 10.99" Width: 8.55" Height: 0.5"
Weight:   1.03 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Mar 1, 1997
Publisher   Abingdon Church Supplies
ISBN  0687031397  
ISBN13  9780687031399  

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Not the best I have seen  Jan 4, 2000
This book was a good effort but not worth your while to read. It was given to me by a denominational executive to read and I found it lacking in several areas. The authors seem unaware of current trends that are effecting rural churches across Canada and the United States. While this book may provide some insight, if you are pastoring a rural church, you know everything that they have written already.
A good start, but ultimately flawed  Dec 28, 1999
This book is certainly comprehensive, leaving almost no area of rural church life unexplored. In my experience, most books on rural ministry tend to be either (1) sentimental and romanticized, (2) biased towards a particular model of political activism, (3) lacking any non-theological content, (4) about 25 years out of date, or (5) most or all of the above. This book is different. It assumes no prior knowledge of rural life and ministry; it explores many of the touchier subjects like economics and family structure; and it strives (although ultimately unsuccessfully) to present both sides of the stories it tells.

But it's clear the authors are anything but neutral, being strongly biased towards alternative/sustainable agriculture, and against agribusiness entities and banks.

This becomes clear when the reader encounters the included source material used to illustrate their points; most of it is too heavily edited to include only items which either present alternative agriculture in a good light or agribusiness/agribanking in a bad light. There's nothing wrong, per se, with this point of view, but beginning pastors may quickly find themselves in over their heads if they only take in the anti-corporate, anti-bank point of view. For that reason, I can't recommend this book without some serious reservations.


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