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Rural Residency

Is God calling you to be part of His work in rural places?


Brainerd Institute for Rural Ministry offers a Residency program for men and women who are discerning a call to vocational ministry in remote regions. Come and experience life in rural Pennsylvania and gain exposure to a diversity of churches in small towns.    

Who is Residency for?

1.  Men discerning a call to pastoral ministry in rural places.*

2.  Men and women considering non-pastoral, vocational ministry.*

*All candidates must agree with the Together for the Gospel Affirmations & Denials.

How long does Residency last?

Most residency programs last for 9 months and include reading, writing, active participation in rural ministry in an area related to your field, and a capstone project.

How do I apply?

We would love to hear from you! Email and we will send your application packet. 

“I have received my all from God; oh, that I could return my all to God! Surely God is worthy of my highest affection and most devout adoration; he is infinitely worthy, that I should make him my last end and live forever to him.”

— David Brainerd

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