Ministry in a rural setting is just different than ministering in a suburban or urban setting. In this episode, special guest Doug Tooke walks us through best practices on how to conduct ministry in small rural parishes and how they may differ than other settings.

As a bonus, we also talk about the upcoming movie, “Paul, Apostle of Christ,” opening in theaters March 23, 2018, as Doug serves on the marketing and communications team for the movie. You can find out more about the Paul movie at

Find out more about Doug at on Twitter @DougTooke1 and listen in to his amazing Renovo Podcast.

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To learn more about my co-host, Chris Wesley, check out his site: Marathon Youth Ministry