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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.

Mission & Discipleship in a Rural Context
This pdf is a paper largely based on the talk given for the Diocese of Oxford.
Mission and Discipleship in a Rural Cont[...]
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PDF of the presentation at Oxford Diocesan event
This is a pdf of a Powerpoint presentation. It excludes two video clips.
Adobe Acrobat document [1.4 MB]
Mission and Discipleship in a Rural Context
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.

2011 Rural Evangelism Survey Report
Click the link to open the report in a new window.
2011 Rural Evangelism Survey Analysis.pd[...]
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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.

Rural Church Planting
Rural Planting.pps
Microsoft Power Point presentation [5.8 MB]

We can help you?

Find out how by contacting us at:


Rural Missions Solutions

Centre for Rural Mission
4 Clarence Street
Market Harborough
LE16 7NE

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.

Click here to go direct.

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.

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