Starting something new always presents a risk. Will people like it, or will they hate it? Will they read it, or will they simply discard it as junk email? I assume the answer to these questions is a little bit of yes and no.
This newsletter is specifically designed for Rural Network Leaders. We plan to provide quarterly information concerning rural ministry. Feel free to forward this newsletter to rural workers in your networks.
Ultimately, we want to help the men and women faithfully serving in the local rural church do the best job possible. These local rural church workers are the unsung heroes of rural ministry in North America and the world. Most of them work two or three secular jobs, serve their churches, and try to squeeze in family time. We want to provide them with resources, so they can be the most effective ministers possible.
Hopefully, you, as a Rural Network Leader, will use this quarterly newsletter to equip, serve, and encourage those you lead. May God use this simple tool to serve the rural church in North America and the world.
Equipping the Saints,
Dr. Jeff Clark
Director of Rural Matters Institute
Billy Graham Center, Wheaton College
P.S. Please send me suggestions and ideas for future newsletters, your input is appreciated!