The Anatomy of a Rural Church: 10 learnings from summer prayer walks around the church's neighborhood

by S. Roy Kaufman. The Mennonite, September 1, 2011.

This article describes the experience of one rural congregation to portray the value of prayer walks, a process in which walkers discovered new insights regarding their congregation.


why and how to conduct a prayer walk

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clergy and lay leaders



Suggested Uses

  • Gain an additional perspective of your congregation's context and related ministry by using this article as a guide throughout the prayer walk process.
  • Discuss insights discovered during the prayer walk with clergy and lay leaders.

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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