Top 10 Ways you know you’re in Rural Youth Ministry

10) Students miss your call because they don’t get service on that side of their house.


9) Camo is always in style.2012-10-09 14.21.49


8) Drivers Ed courses feature safety info on Amish road regulations.


7) Pizza can’t be delivered to your house.


6) Livestock out numbers your cities residential population.



5) The prom king and queen arrive on a John Deere tractor.


4) You have received wild game as a gift from a church member.


3) Pick up trucks out number cars in the church parking lot.


2) You spend more time in one week at the county fair than a years worth of ball games and school concerts combined.


1) 9 out of 10 small groups end up in a conversation about Gun Control.


4 thoughts on “Top 10 Ways you know you’re in Rural Youth Ministry

  1. 9 out of 10 small group conversations end up about gun control? How about 9 out of 10 of every conversation in the church ends up about gun control? Love the list. Actually live the list too.

  2. I love it. As a youth worker in a rural city in Australia (which just had its town fair) I can totally relate to this post. I would also add that conversations take longer and always end in “ay” or “yup”.

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