Why does the Nebraska District have an Engaging Rural and Small Communities Team (intERSeCT)?
Of the 350+ communities (cities and villages) in Nebraska, only 32 have a population of greater than 5,000 (2010 census).
Using these numbers, 90% of communities in Nebraska have a population under 5,000. This does not include rural areas outside of larger cities.
Rural and small town ministry is a major and important part of the Nebraska District. In an effort to give support and encouragement to rural and small town ministries in the Nebraska District, intERSeCT was formed.