Rural Revival: Growing Churches in Shrinking Communities

by W. Scott Moore. Eleos Press, 2012.

Based off the results of a case study, this resource offers stagnant rural and small congregations a process they can follow to ensure renewal.


appendices, four sample sermons, commonalities among growing churches, how to apply successful attributes to churches

Best For

Christian clergy and lay leaders


purchase as a book or e-book

Suggested Uses

  • Train a task force to implement attributes such as God's presence, friendliness, and doctrinal position, within stagnant congregations.
  • Develop sermons that will help revitalize the congregation by referring to the four sample sermons in the appendix.

About the Contributor

Janet Hoover

Janet Hoover is a certified spiritual director in private practice and an American Baptist pastor. She graduated from the University of Indianapolis and earned her MDiv and DMin from Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis. 

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