Small Church Leadership Network
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.