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Friday, October 5 • 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Revitalizing the Rural Church

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Join us as we come together to engage in conversation about rural ministry.  This fun, interactive workshop will get your creative juices flowing as we dive into the culture of rural faith communities and how a solid vision will move you toward a “Love First” church.  We will explore ways the rural church can create changes to Sunday worship, technology, and children’s and youth ministry, while addressing challenges that will arise in the midst of those changes. You will leave the workshop empowered to go into your rural faith communities and be agents of change for the kingdom of God.

Pre-Conference Presenter
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Jason Martens

Pastor, Salem Unite
Rev. Jason “Marty” Martens is pastor at Unite Church in Salem, South Dakota, where he has grown the rural church from 30 to 110 in average weekly worship attendance. Before his time there, Jason was a youth pastor in rural Minnesota. There, he developed a youth ministry that went... Read More →
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Cory Thrall

Site Pastor, Bismarck Legacy
Rev. Cory Thrall is the senior pastor of the Missouri Valley Parish (MVP), which includes Turtle Lake UMC, Washburn UMC, Center UMC, Salem UMC in Hazen, and Peace UMC in Beulah, North Dakota. Cory has been in ministry for more than 20 years. Cory’s experience in transforming rural... Read More →


Friday October 5, 2018 1:30pm - 4:30pm
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Attendees (5)