Rural. Small. Isolated. Forgotten. Remote.

Much of the world lives in communities characterized by these terms, experiencing difficult demographic and socio-economic realities every day.

Church planting in these rural communities presents unique challenges and opportunities. With much of the training available to church planters focused on planting in cities and larger communities, rural church planters often feel isolated and lack contextually relevant resources.

Acts 29’s Rural Collective is a group of pastors working to develop resources for those engaged in rural ministry. We present webinars, events, and other resources to equip applicants and members of Acts 29 networks ministering in remote and rural places.

Through the Rural Collective we:

  • Promote the theological and missiological rationale for rural church planting;
  • Recruit church planters for the purpose of rural church planting;
  • Facilitate cohorts focused on strategies for rural church planting;
  • Coach representatives who are devoted to advancing rural church planting in their region;
  • Provide coaching, support, context-specific content, and conduits for funding for rural church planters within Acts 29.

We believe that investing in rural church planting will have long-lasting kingdom impact. Individuals discipled in rural churches who later move to urban centers will be equipped to share about Jesus with the masses. And those who never leave their remote, dusty roads will have increased understanding of the gospel and access to gospel community for the glory of God and the good of their neighborhoods.