This message was part of the Ministry with the Small Rural Church Workshop. Selz Cabot Mayo was an emeritus professor from North Carolina State University. The lecture begins with Mayo introducing himself, and he states that his lecture will be divided into two parts (00:00-01:00). In the first part of the lecture, Mayo discusses the changing statistics of rural and urban population growth, education, life expectancy, and cost of living over the past ten years (01:01-31:58). In the second part of the lecture, Mayo discusses the changes in the culture, specifically the fact that pastors know their parishioners less than they did in years past (31:59-43:13). Mayo opens for comments, observations, and questions (43:14-46:31).
Selz Cabot Mayo was the head of the Department of Anthropology and Sociology at North Carolina State University. The service begins with an opening word of prayer from 0:00-1:31. Announcements and an introduction to the speaker are given from 1:41-3:16. Dr. Mayo speaks from 3:19-39:32. He preaches on Southern agriculture and farming. A closing prayer is offered from 39:39-39:59.