Rural Renewal Podcast by Fresh Expressions podcast

Episode 2: Don’t Equip Rural Churches like Others with Leah Hidde-Gregory and Dale Edwards

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Doing ministry in rural areas is different from doing ministry in urban or suburban areas, but many books and conferences tend to be more helpful for larger population areas. In this episode listen to two denominational leaders provide their perspective on strengths and challenges for doing discipleship in rural churches.

Dr. Leah Hidde-Gregory is an elder in the Global Methodist Church. During her ministry, she served in lay leadership, as a pastor and as a District Superintendent. Leah has a heart and passion for the mission of the church spending much of her ministry in church revitalization, revival and church growth. She holds a Doctorate in Ministry in Church Leadership Excellence; a Masters of Divinity; a Bachelors in Psychology / Sociology from Texas A&M. 

Dale Edwards is the Region Minister for American Baptist Churches of Vermont and New Hampshire. Before taking that role, he served 25 years as pastor of the First Baptist Church of Lebanon, NH. He is a graduate of Berkshire Christian College and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. For hobbies Dale raises chickens and rabbits and collects old Moxie bottles (recent count of 68).

Related Resources:

Rural Renewal Summit: A Two-Day Digital Event Exploring New Possibilities for Small-Town Churches - April 21 & 22, 2023

Newsletter from Leah Hidde-Gregory

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