How this ministry is funded
The Centre for Rural Mission and Rural Mission Solutions are part of a Christian Charity entitled "Sunrise Ministries". Our registration number is 802305.
Almost all the churches that we serve are small and have limited financial resources.
As an independent charity we are wholly dependent upon donations from Christians and churches that share our vision for the kingdom of God in rural UK. We are also grateful for dedicated staff members who are prepared to work for a stipend well below that which they could expect to receive doing similar work not only in a secular context but even in many Christian mission organisations with a focus other than rural.
In addition, all our support team work as volunteers.
Consequently the low operating costs are out of proportion to the value of the work undertaken through this organisation.
It is essential that we do not raise any kind of fee for the churches we serve as this would immediately discourage those who need our help the most. We do ask that our immediate expenses are covered (e.g. travelling costs, printed material, etc) and that a donation is given if possible. But this leaves a significant amount to be met, and in this regard we put our trust in God who has called us to this ministry.
Apart from this limited income from the churches served our other sources of income are:
- Donations made on a regular basis (monthly, quarterly or annually)
- Occasional "one-off" donations
- Tax recovered where donations are made under Gift Aid
- Occasional legacies
Donations can be made direct to either bank account or sent to our offices. Details of the bank accounts are contained in the support pack that can be downloaded. There are in Word format to make completion easier.
Your support for our work of rural mission and evangelism will be very much appreciated. Every gift, no matter how small is of value to us. The forms are appropriate for a one-off donation or regular support, including Gift Aid. Bank details are included for those who prefer to give using BACS.
RMS support pack.docx
Microsoft Word document [20.9 KB]
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