Advantages of Small Town/Rural Youth Ministry

In Youth Ministry, we often yearn for the “bigger better deal”. I have been a part of Small Town/Rural ministries for 9 years. I don’t really see that changing anytime soon(I see that as a good thing). Here are a couple advantages.
1. If your ministry does ANYTHING, its kind of a big deal in town.
2. You can get the word out by a few facebook posts and canvassing the local businesses in an afternoon, if you make a plan.
3.You get the opportunity to work with other churches to pull off REALLY big events (or regular ones, too)

What are your thoughts on Small Town/Rural Ministry?

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Brent Lacy

Youth Pastor. Web Designer. Homeschool Dad. Former Child Abuse Investigator. IT Technician. Writer. Lock-in Survivor. Rural Ministry Advocate. These all describe the experiences and stories that are part of Brent Lacy’s time in ministry. Brent grew up on 160 acres of corn, soybeans and cattle in Southern Illinois. He is currently a Rural Ministry Specialist with National Network of Youth Ministry (NNYM), based in Rockville, Indiana where he lives with his beautiful wife and three awesome kids in the Covered Bridge Capital of the World! His book "Rural Youth Ministry: Thrive Where You're Planted" is available at and on the Kindle Store.

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