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Imagining Rural Ministry
This course explores the character of rural communities within the context of American society, and the character of rural congregations within the context of rural communities.  In the light of those explorations, this course considers implications for the public ministry of the gospel in rural settings.  Particular attention is given to an understanding of relational ministry.

Rural Fiction as Field Education for Rural Ministry
This course explores biblical themes of sin, grace, and redemption in a selection of novels set in rural American communities and considers how the practice of rural ministry might be informed by fictional experience and understanding.

Field Experiences

  • Rural Plunge – fall semester
  • Rural Immersion – J-term

Distance Learning and Continuing Education Courses in Rural Ministry
Wartburg Theological Seminary offers each year a schedule of both online and on campus intensive courses that laity and clergy may take for Lifelong Learning, Continuing Education Credit, or for Certificate Credit toward the CTL Certificate in Town and Country Church Leadership.  These courses may also be taken for Certification Credit in the WTS TEEM curriculum. Click here to see a listing of current course offerings.


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