As a student of church growth in rural churches, Dr. McGaffigan writes on how to renew churches in rural settings. He has pastored in Canada for a number of years and his insights are worth noting.
McGaffigan, B. J. (2001). Towards a Transformed Rural Church and Community. Journal of the American Society for Church Growth, 12(3), 61-103. Retrieved from https://place.asburyseminary.edu/jascg/vol12/iss3/3