There are many creative ways that rural congregations are ministering to the needs of faithful citizens in the region. Larry Warner, who served on the call committee for Bethlehem Lutheran, is interviewed as he recalls the process his congregation went through to find Pastor Maggie Berndt-Dryer -- who was originally from Spring Grove, PA. and who recently recently graduated from Wartburg Theological Seminary in Dubuque, IA.
“Something we as ministers in small towns can do, is to speak to the gifts of the people here.” said Pastor Berndt-Dyer. “There is an abundance of opportunity and when you have small churches, you can build better, deeper, more authentic relationships,” she added.
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