Rural and Small Church Ministry PRAX123 DL or RG (3 credits) – offers fresh look into the cultures, habits and worldviews of congregations and communities in open country to towns of 10,000, including especially Appalachia

Environment & Religion in Northern Appalachia PRAX 429 TS – Intensive located at Lutherlyn in Butler, PA (3 credits) — Explore environmental history, society and religion in Northern Appalachia, cradle of both climate crisis and early environmentalism. Strategize for ministry amid conflicts over environmental and social issues. Hike indigenous, colonial and industrial landscapes, and see recent efforts for remediation and sustainability.

Equipping the Saints, Rural Church PRAX312 OL (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;