News and events
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WEBINAR PROGRAMME EARNS PLAUDITS
The feedback from the free online seminars in 2016 was really encouraging. These are ideal for anyone leading a rural or small church, whether ordained or lay. Information about these free online seminars you can attend from your home are announced on this website, on our Facebook page and in Praise & Prayer News. Click here for more information.
Mission & Discipleship in a Rural Context
The Diocese of Oxford arranged an event 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.
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This is a pdf of a Powerpoint presentation. It excludes two video clips.
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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 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 by clicking the link below.
Click the link to open the report in a new window.
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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
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.
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