Through the Rural Ministry Program, Columbia Theological Seminary offers a year-long fellowship to a pastor or commissioned lay pastor serving a congregation in a rural setting. The Rural Ministry Fellowship begins in January and provides the fellowship recipient with financial support to attend several Lifelong Learning events at Columbia, including a Strengthening Rural Ministry conference.
Developed by the seminary’s Center for Lifelong Learning, the fellowship and the conference are funded by generous gifts from individuals and congregations. These gifts also provide scholarships for the conference. These Rural Ministry Scholars are selected from among the fellowship applicants.
Strengthening Rural Ministry Conference
Rural Ministry Today: Retooling the Toolbox
September 22-24, 2009
Information and Registration
Bonnie Orth, 2009 Rural Ministry Fellow
The 2009 Rural Ministry Scholars
For more information on the Rural Ministry Program, contact Sarah Erickson, email@example.com or 404.687.4526.