Rural Mission

by handrew last modified 16 Nov, 2016 05:54 PM

Resources for rural church mission

The Arthur Rank Centre offers a range of useful resources

Journey to Faith is a simple downloadable training programme from ARC designed to equip rural congregations for evangelism.

Equipping for Rural Mission is a six week training programme also from ARC to help congregations understand the needs of their local community and respond to them.

The ARC bookstall has a wide range of reading material for those in rural churches. We particularly recommend their latest book, Resourcing Rural Ministry.

And here's a recording of Pete Atkins, Team Co-ordinator for Fresh Expressions, giving a keynote address at their October conference.

Growing the Rural Church Conference

In June 2016, Jill Hopkinson, National Rural Officer for the CofE, was keynote speaker at a rural growth conference in Salisbury Diocese. Notes from her sessions, plus information from workshops can be downloaded here:

 Other resources

The Fresh Expressions website has a collection of rural fresh expression stories, plus some learning points.

Rural Mission Solutions works with rural churches across the denominations. Here's a link to their latest webinar looking at Mission Ideas for Autumn. An earlier webinar is also available giving Mission Ideas for Summer.

 

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