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    Empowering pastors to lead churches that transform lives and communities.

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    Supporting Nazarene Theological Seminary in preparing students and nurturing alumni.

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    Offering in-depth leadership training, resources and opportunities for pastors and congregations alike.

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    Resourcing pastors and ministry leaders to deepen their practical ministry and leadership skills.

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The Preaching Life: An Interview with Marissa Coblentz

Pastor Marissa Coblentz speaks poignantly about life in the rural church – its challenges and joys.

CPL: Tell us about your current ministry assignment and how you landed there.
My husband and I co-pastor a small church in rural Missouri. When I tell the story of how we landed there, it starts with babysitting. I really hate babysitting (even though I love my friends' kids!) After graduating from seminary, I was staying home with my one-year-old son and pregnant with our little girl when I decided that I needed another source of income and a creative outlet so I could escape from babysitting. My husband and I had planned to wait until our children were a little older before we pursued any type of ministerial position.

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