A World Without The Rural Church

I just got back from Brentwood where I met with 9 other guys to discuss the health of the rural church.  What a fantastic start to what I pray will be a long lasting movement of God in our rural churches.  As we met I couldn’t help but think what the world would be like without the rural church.  Sad thoughts.

1.  Without the rural church there would be 50% fewer churches.

2.  Without the rural church there would be no more homecomings.

3.  There would be far fewer pastors who knew your first name. 

4.  Without the rural church there would be a lot less salt and light in the world. 

5.  Without the rural church there would be no place for entire communites to worship corporately.

6.  Without the rural church there would be a huge deficit in evangelism.

7.  Can you imagine a drive through the country without all of those steeples pointing toward heaven?

8.  Without the rural church there would be fewer mega churches b/c many of those pastors came from rural churches. 

9.  Missionary work all over the globe would suffer for lack of funds.

10.  Without the rural church we wouldn’t know the definition of “potluck”.   

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Published in: on April 12, 2008 at 6:08 pm  Comments (2)  

2 Comments

  1. Dear Waddey,

    Love your weblog! Stories of your congregation (and your questions for the candidates) are stimulating — you have a way of being witty and kind too. We added you to our blogroll and gave you a little plug today on the Daily Yonder

    All good wishes,
    Julie

  2. Julie,
    Thank you for the add. I enjoyed reading through the Daily Yonder. I appreciate your advocacy for rural America.


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