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Excerpt from The Rural Church: Serving the CommunityThere is a growing conviction in the minds of Christian leaders to-day that the country church, to succeed as an integral part of the Rural Life Movement, must be organized and directed on theMoreExcerpt from The Rural Church: Serving the CommunityThere is a growing conviction in the minds of Christian leaders to-day that the country church, to succeed as an integral part of the Rural Life Movement, must be organized and directed on the basis of service to the whole community. In the training of ministers and rural leaders in other professions this fact is being emphasized by schools and colleges of agriculture, denominational colleges and theological seminaries. It is assumed by the writer that the chief function of the church is to acquaint the people with God, and teach them the way of God as revealed in his word and works, and train them in Christian service. The point of emphasis, therefore, is that of service for the community and the spiritualizing of all the necessary and life-giving activities of the people of the countryside.To fulfill this function the country church must be more than a preaching place for an absentee minister- it must be a social center for the life of the community as a whole, for all the people in some sense at least through its program of work as well as worship.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.