Welcome to Rural Missions Solutions
The name may be new, but we have working with rural churches across the denominations in the UK since 1963.
There are some 10 million people living in rural areas* of the UK. This includes approximately 2 million children. They are served by some 5,000 churches, mostly from the historic denominations. No two villages or village churches are the same. There are different cultural contexts, so one mission strategy will necver fit every situation.
In addition to a ministry in appropriate evenagelism, we undertake researching, writing, teaching, informative and inspirational talks on rural ministry and mission.
Why not benefit from our experience?
COMING SOON - Free Webinar packed with mission ideas for the winter
Saturday 21st October 9.00 to 9,45am. In this free webinar Barry Osborne and Gordon Banks, two experienced rural missioners, will draw on their extensive experience and research in rural mission to share practical ideas you could build into your own church programme for Christmas and the winter months.
Who would find this helpful?
As with all our webinars it is ideal for those in leadership, whether ordained or lay, but anyone with concern for the mission of a church in a rural location would benefit.
There is wisdom in encouraging others to attend. For example, for an individual church, a leader will find it easier to implement a plan if others in the church aso attended the webinar.
What are the RMS Distinctives?
We work with all the major Christian traditions.
We understand what makes rural communities distinct. We have experience in working in a wide variety of rural communities from very small to larger.
We understand rural church leadership issues. Our senior staff are experienced in settled ministry in rural churches.
Our costs are heavily subsidised. It costs nothing to start a consultation and amazingly little to get high quality advice and support.
A major focus is working with rural churches to develop appropriate and sustainable bespoke mission strategies. We mostly work with historic denominations. We believe that all churches should be missional but that one size does not fit all.
Our considerable experience enables us to tailor what we can offer to meet the needs of any local church.
We are ready to be flexible. We can offer short term support or, if requested we are happy to 'walk with you' over a period of time until you are comfortable to manage on your own.
We always start by listening carefully to you.
* Rural Areas: While the UK government includes country towns with populations up to 10,000, our definition excludes settlents above 5,000.
Want to know more about the Christian faith?
We are pleased to recommend the following websites for anyone who wants to know more about the Christian faith:
We can help you?
Find out how by contacting us at:
Rural Missions Solutions
Centre for Rural Mission
4 Clarence Street
Tel: 07720 322 213
Or use our online contact form.
Lots of Great Ideas!
Take a look at our Free Online Seminars section where you will find video recordings of past webinars together with handouts. Great if you missed a webinar but attending one is always better.
Local Rural Mission Consultation
An excellent way for helping rural church leaders. Why not consider one for your area?
Oxford Diocese - Mission & Discipleship Event
Find the Paper and supporting PowerPoint presentation relating to the event organised by the Diocese of Oxford.
Rural Evangelism Survey Report
The results of a survey into rural evangelism can be found on News and Events section.
No Ordinary Man
Check out the section on "No Ordinary Man". We are giving away hundreds of copies of this excellent book to rural churches in the UK.
Thank you for your prayers and Support
You faithfulness in prayer and support for this ministry are vital to us and very much appreciated. The easiest way to keep up to date is to sign up for the weekly emailed news. This is also published at ruralmission.blogspot.com