According to the 2010 census, over half of the US lives in small towns and rural areas. With so many “small towns,” the average local jurisdiction population in the United States is 6,200. Even in ‘metro areas’ of one million or more, the average local jurisdiction is under 20,000! ARC believes every small town should have a great, life-giving church. There are unique characteristics and challenges to pastoring in a small town and the pastor who recognizes and capitalizes on them will lead a vibrant, growing and healthy church with tremendous influence in their region. This session includes a panel discussion with pastors from towns of less than 3,000 to more than 60,000.