Several months ago, I wrote an article for the The Spurgeon Center website about Spurgeon’s Heart for Rural Ministries.
While many young pastors long for an influential ministry in the population centers to increase their platform and reach more people, Spurgeon believes they should embrace rural ministries. From his upbringing to his first ministry post, Spurgeon would look back with much affection to the time he spent in these rural areas—areas that those in the cities would ignore or outright forget. Spurgeon’s ministry was laced was references to his rural upbringing.
I encourage you to read the rest of this here, for rural ministries are of critical importance to the Kingdom and should never be forgotten!