Scott Leach wrote:Interest Magazine began as "Letters of Interest from the Home Field" - it was a republishing of domestic workers reports from their various areas of work in the US - kind of a "CMML" magazine for stateside (and I believe canadian as well) workers. My guess would be that it began in the 1950's, and ran into the 1980's.
To my knowledge, there are no online places to read old issues. It was a good magazine for many years, and helpful to the saints. In its final years, however, it had moved away from its original purpose, and many who had supported it ceased to continue to do so.
Interest Ministries still exists, of course, and publishes the annual Commeneded Workers directory. It lists many workers in assemblies in the US, but also others who are not associated with the assemblies. Hope this helps.
Thanks Scott, I didn't know that Interest Ministries still exists. Do they have a website/contact info. I have 2 old copies of Interest Magazine and i'd like to see where i could get more. It would help filling in some of the gaps in the BrethrenPedia
. I've started a page about Interest
so if anyone has info please add it!
I'm interested in what happened in the final years, as I have a copy of the magazine in 1980 which is signed by many leading brethren (Dan Smith, Emmaus Bible College; John McCallum, Stewards Foundation; Jean Gibson, DTS) supporting the idea of change and growth in the assemblies. It seemed from that issue that the majority of brethren supported Interest in the 80's.
How did it move away from it's original purpose? What were the issues that lead to it's demise?