News and events
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Mission & Discipleship in a Rural Context
The Diocese of Oxford arranged an event on 19th November 2011 to explore the subject of Mission and Discipleship in a Rural Context, and invited Barry Osborne to be the Keynote Speaker.
This pdf is a paper largely based on the talk given for the Diocese of Oxford in November 2011.
Mission and Discipleship in a Rural Cont[...]
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This is a pdf of a Powerpoint presentation. It excludes two video clips.
Adobe Acrobat document [1.4 MB]
The PowerPoint presentation. If you download this to use any of the slides please note permission is required. You can use the contact form on this website.
Microsoft Power Point presentation [26.1 MB]
Rural Church Leaders Give Opinions on Evangelism
A survey conducted in 2011 by the Rural Evangelism Network asked rural church leaders to share their experiences of rural evangelism and thei opinions as to what impedes evangelkism in rural communities.
You can read or download the report produced at the end of August 2011 bu clicking the link below.
Click the link to open the report in a new window.
2011 Rural Evangelism Survey Analysis.pd[...]
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Successful National Conference
We recently attended the "Faith & the Future of the Countryside" Conference at Swanwick in Derbyshire, representing the Rural Evangelism Network. Around 200 people attended, many of whom were senior church leaders. The conference addressed various issues and included a fringe meeting on evangelism which was led by Barry Osborne.
180 copies of the new CD on Tailored Mission Strategies were taken.
Pilot Rural Mission Consultation welcomed
A Consultation arranged at short notice produced a warm welcome among rural church leaders in Norfolk and Suffolk. It is anticipated that three or four similar events will be held in various parts of the country during 2011 under the banner of the Rural Evangelism Network.
Leicester Diocese holds Rural Mission Day
The Diocese of Leicester held a very successful one-day event in the village of Broughton Astley, Leicestershire, attracting around 130 people. The morning consisted of two presentations by the Bishop of Shrewsbury, the Rt Revd Mark Rylands, who drew on his experience as a Diocesan Missioner in Devon.
The afternoon programme contained two seminar sessions with four possibilities. Considerable interest was shown in the Rural Mission Solutions stand, with a large number of those present showing keen interest in the "No Ordinary Man" Project.
For more pictures and audio recordings from this event go to:
Rural Church Planting
During 2009 Barry Osborne led a seminar on Rural Church Planting as part of the Mission21 Conference in Bath. The Powerpoint used is available here with a commentary added but it is a poor substitute for an live and interactive presentation.
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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.
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