44: Ministry in Rural Communities - An Interview with Rev. Allen Stanton
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Thanks for checking out this episode of Art of the Sermon! Be sure to subscribe through Apple Podcasts, Google Play Music, or your favorite podcast app. If you enjoy this episode, leave a review on our podcast’s page in the iTunes store. This will help others discover the show! Guest: Rev. Allen Stanton, Pastor at Merritt’s Chapel UMC (Chapel Hill, NC) General Topic: Ministry in Rural Communities Introduction to Allen (1:03) Philosophy of preaching (6:23) Connection to the rural church (10:59) Diversity in the rural church (13:16) Opportunities and challenges of ministry in rural communities (16:37) Fish-out-of-water experiences (18:58) Role of the rural church in the community (23:25) Favorite and challenging preaching experiences (27:54) Easter or Christmas Eve (28:45) Impactful communicators (29:28) Recommended books and resources (30:28) How to follow Allen (31:12) Reaching out to our guest @atstanton (Twitter) MerrittsChapel.org Next Episode arrives August 3, 2017! An interview with Alisha Gordon,…