Rural and Small Church Ministry (3 credits) – offers fresh looks into the cultures, habits and worldviews of congregations and communities in open country to towns of 10,000, including especially Appalachia (regularly at United Lutheran Seminary Gettysburg campus, online, and Pittsburgh Theological Seminary)

Equipping the Saints, Rural Church (3 credits) — preparation for administration, community-building and outreach with small-membership congregations (<100 average worship attendance) located in open country to towns of 10,000 population. Online.

See also courses in ecofaith

TCCI is a member of Appalachian Ministries Educational Resource Center


Students who complete the Rural & Small Church course, an immersion, and electives related to rural or small town ministry, may qualify for a Concentration in Town and Country Church Ministry (CTCCM).

More questions or possibly interested? Talk to Professor Gil Waldkoenig, phone 717-338-3029;