Rural Evangelism Paperback

Catching the Vision

by Kevin Ruffcorn;

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Rural Evangelism

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Responding to the need for a new vision of evangelism for small towns and rural areas, Kevin Ruffcorn presents lively suggestions and new understandings gleaned from his workshops on rural evangelism and his own experience. He emphasizes that the vision of evangelism held by those in suburbia and other well-populated neighborhoods usually does not fit rural settings. The author looks at possibilities and the problems typical of less densely populated areas, reviewing some concerns many of them experience: small memberships, frequent turnover of pastors, decreasing population of surrounding communities, and the challenge of facilitating needed changes.

Evangelism needs to emphasize faithfulness to God's call to proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ, using the talents and resources available. A broader understanding can free congregations to dream big dreams and to see new possibilities. They do not need to feel compelled to evaluate their efforts in terms of large increases in membership. Rather, says Pastor Ruffcorn, such congregations can emphasize both inward and outward aspects of nurturing their own members and reaching out to their neighbors. This can be done by words and through actions in an intentional and relational manner.

Rural Evangelism by Kevin Ruffcorn was published by Augsburg Fortress Publishers in January 1959 and is our 44264th best seller. The ISBN for Rural Evangelism is 9780806626420.

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Details for Rural Evangelism

Page last updated 26th October 2016
Author / Artist
Book Formatpaperback
PublisherAugsburg Fortress Publishers (January 1959)
Number of Pages128
Thickness18 mm
Height222 mm
Width146 mm
Product Code115228
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