Welcome to Rural Missions Solutions
Our particular expertise is in helping established rural churches to develop and engage in mission within their immediate communities. Rural communities can be sensitive places for mission. So if you are going to invite anyone from outside to help or advise you it is important that you can have confidence that what might be said and done is going to be suitable.
Our senior staff have extensive experience in both settled ministry and mission and have worked with hundreds of village churches of various denominations and various Christian traditions We bring a wealth of knowledge and experience. Helping a small historic rural church move on in its life and ministry is always challenging so our experience in managing change may well be helpful to you.
We offer a range of services and resources. If you cannot find what you are looking for here please contact us. We network in ruraI mission so if another organisation is more appropriate to help you we will be happy to point you in the right direction.
Wanting to be more missional?
Our Tailored Mission approach is probably just what you need. Based on sound theological principles it enables churches to start from where they are. There is no package you have to sign up to and then make it fit your situation. It is an easy and gentle process designed to help understanding and build confidence. The final outcome is a bespoke approach agreed locally and designed to fit each church, its community and budget. What is more it will be a style with which the church will feel comfortable in public. Find out more...
Help the faithful to be more faith-full
Many rural congregations contain people whose loyalty and commitment are great but who would find it difficult to articulate their personal faith and undersatnding of the Christian gospel. We introduced the No Ordinary Man project specifically to respond to these situations. Find out more...
Need to talk with someone or seek advice?
Rural ministry can be lonely. It presents challenges and can seem frustrating. In some situations it is not uncommon to find that urban clergy or ministers just do not understand. Don't struggle on your own. Church leaders can talk with us in confidence. Whether you need us just to listen or to give you ideas we are available by phone or email. We can even plan a visit if that is helpful to you. Click here for contact details.
Looking for something special for an event?
Rural churches often have events that engage people beyond their normal congregations. The question is how to share the gospel with them in ways that are appropriate, gentle, and cringe-free. Barry Osborne is a gifted singer and story teller ideal for Men's Breakfasts, Harvest Suppers, and similar. The leader of a Men's Breakfast in a rural Anglican Church wrote afterwards, "It was an exciting day for me. It is a wonderful answer to much prayer. So many said it was the best breakfast and the news is spreading around the village." Use the contact form to find out more.
Education, training and conferences
Since 1988 we have been working with theological colleges presenting modules on rural mission and evangelism. We are happy to lead Church Away-Days or participate in conferences, speak at clergy meetings etc. Use our contact form to find out more.
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:
Can we help you?
Find out how by contacting us at:
Rural Missions Solutions
Centre for Rural Mission
4 Clarence Street
Tel: 01858 414930
Or use our online contact form.
Oxford Diocese - Mission & Discipleship Event
Find the Paper and supporting PowerPoint presentation relating to the event organised by the Diocese of Oxford in November 2011.
2011 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 veryt much appreciated.