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Recommended Reading on Rural Ministry

Bickers, Dennis W. The Tentmaking Pastor: The Joy of Bivocational Ministry. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 2000.

Bickers, Dennis W. The Healthy Small Church: Diagnosis and Treatment for the Big Issues. Kansas City, MO: Beacon Hill Press of Kansas City, 2005.

Bierly, Steve R. Help for the Small-Church Pastor Unlocking the Potential of Your Congregation. Grand Rapids, Mich: Zondervan, 1995.

Bierly, Steve R. How to Thrive as a Small-Church Pastor: A Guide to Spiritual and Emotional Well-Being. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1998.

Griggs, Donnie. Small Town Jesus: Taking the Gospel Mission Seriously in Seemingly Unimportant Places. Damascus, MD: EverTruth, 2016.

Klassen, Ron, and John Koessler. No Little Places: The Untapped Potential of the Small-Town-Church. Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock, 2002.

McMullen, Shawn A. Unleashing the Potential of the Smaller Church. Cincinnati, OH: Standard Pub., 2006.

McMullen, Shawn A. Releasing the Power of the Smaller Church. Cincinnati, OH: Standard Pub., 2007.

Roth, Brad. God's Country, Faith, Hope and The Future of the Rural Church, Harrisonburg, VA, Herald Press, 2017

Vance, J. D. Hillbilly Elegy. New York: Harper Collins, 2017.

Witmer, Stephen, A Big Gospel in Small Places, InterVarsity Press, 2019

Wilkinson, Vernal. The Bible Live: A Basic Guide for Preachers and Teachers in Small Churches. Denver, CO: Outskirts Press, 2011.

Wuthnow, Robert, Small Town America, Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2013.

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