✓ Read Î The Forgotten Church by Glenn Daman ¼ This was an excellent book I was pleasantly surprise that it covered so much sociological aspects of Rural America It was fascinating The author really gave a call for the uniqueness, importance and lack of support for Rural Ministry and Rural Missions Rural churches are often small churches, and its not just different numbers than urban or suburban communities, but rural communities have an entirely different culture Wonderful, must read Whether It S Because Of The Presidential Election Or books Like Hillbilly Elegy, Americans Are Beginning To Understand The Tremendous Influence People In Rural Areas Have In Our Nation But Rural America Not Urban America Is Also The New Center Of Poverty Thus, The Rural Church Stands At The Crossroads Of Strength And Struggle It Carries The Gospel, The Very Hope And Power Needed Yet Its Ministry Efforts Are Hamstrung Because Urban And Suburban Churches Often Don T Realize Their Need For Rural Churches, And The Rural Church Itself Rarely Understands Its Unique Assets And Values The Forgotten Church Addresses These Problems And Provides An Overview Of Rural Ministryexplores Opportunities Recent Trends Provideshowcases The Remarkable Benefits Of Suburban, Urban, And Rural Churches Working TogetherThis Book Is Essential For Any Pastor Whether From The City Or The Sticks Because We Are One Body And We Need Each Other Most of the advertising of churches comes from large churches in the city Many books are aimed to help urban churches grow Rural churches, especially ones with small membership rolls, are often ignored Glenn Daman shares how these churches are still important to God and His work in The Forgotten Church.
I am a member of a small, rural church, and I was curious what this book had to say Most of what I ve seen as far as church resources tend to require larger budgets and people than most of the churches where I live have In fact, this is the first book I ve seen in a long time that is specifically aimed to bring the rural church back into the minds of people Glenn Daman does a good job of telling the history of rural churches, and how they helped, and still help, the people who live A wonderful read about rural ministry.
Awesome bookThis is great book especially for those in rural communitiesI am rural church pastor really felt that book was full insight
Note This book was provided free of charge by Moody Publishers All thoughts and opinions are my own I get the feeling that I would have appreciated this book s contents had it been written by someone with a different mindset In general, it could be said that far than most people I have an appreciation for the struggles of the rural ministry 1 Speaking personally, I regularly serve as a lay speaker within a rural church in my own denomination although it is a considerable drive from where I live In addition, I grew up in the country and regularly saw the situation of the rural church in the area of Central Florida where I grew up as well as in Western Pennsylvania where my father s family lived The problems discussed by the author, including the destruction of the rural economy and the longstanding issues of history as well as the fondness for tradition and community that ca
I found myself highlighting key verses or experiences stories that Mr Daman would share given his long service to the rural church A few passages that stood out to me What do you see when you drive through the fields and forests of rural A