About 45% of the world live in rural areas, with China, India and Africa having the largest rural population. Statistics show that about 60 million Americans in the United States live in rural areas , about 17.16% of the UK’s population live in rural United Kingdom, about 34.58% of Europe and Central Asia live in rural communities and about 19% of the Brazilian population live in rural Brazil.
Jesus admonished us to go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature and the rural communities are a significant part of the world the Lord admonished us to go into and make the gospel known.
Small and rural towns were important when the Lord Jesus carried out ministry in his day. Firstly, he was born in Bethlehem, which was a small community in his day(Micah 5:2). After his family returned from Egypt, He was raised in Nazareth, which was a small city nestled among the hills (Luke 4:29, John 1:46). During His ministry, He preached in towns and villages(Mark 1:38, Luke 13:22). He taught that the gospel of the kingdom was to be heralded even to all creatures(Mark 16:15).
In reading the Gospels, it is undeniable that Jesus had a heart for ministry in rural and small towns and we should too.
This is why at the International School of Ministry(ISM), we pay attention to developing Pastors and ministries in the rural communities.
A program for ministers in the rural communities who may have difficulties in reading and writing. This program will provide basic adult literacy education and skills to the participants.
This will serve to establish ISM Ministers Cells in rural communities; where the pastors can meet together and fellowship with one another.
Designed to train, teach and impact the ministers in rural communities with the requisite knowledge required for effectiveness in life and ministry even in their location. They will be impacted with the same teachings at the ISM in the language they understand.
Purchase of equipment such as microphones, keyboard, chairs, pulpit, etc and sometimes supporting the ministry by constructing the church building in the rural communities.
Thank you so much Sir, we love you dearly. Pakistan will not remain the same. Hallelujah!
Hallelujah, I have been set on fire. Through faith, I am subduing Nations. Thank you beloved Pastor Chris, sir and Pastor Deola, ma. This has been a divine feast.
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All the glory be to our Lord, I am connected from Libreville in Gabon. Thank you to our father and mentor, Pastor Chris, for this opportunity.
I am humbled to be part of this special Global Classroom with our dear Man of God, Pastor Chris. What a rear privilege! Thank you, Sir
This is great, we are grateful to our President for this awesome opportunity. I love you Sir
I have just returned from the IPPC 2018 and I can tell you for sure there is no Pastor Chris meeting that is like another. I am excited!!
Warm greetings. Thank you, Pastor Chris, for this wonderful opportunity. God bless you!!
This is a wonderful experience, to move the Ministry forward.