SHARE THE VISION
With almost 10 million people to be reached with the gospel and some 5,000 churches we seek to enable, this is a task that needs others to share the vision. If you are part of a rural church, or someone who serves a rural church or churches, you probably understand the challenge. Here are some ways in which you could help.
In James chapter 5 verse 16 we read that the prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective. We will gladly keep you informed of our activities and specific topics for prayer, because we know all too well the value of prayer, and the weakness that comes when prayer is lacking.
- Could you spare a few minutes most days to bring before God our latest prayer points? If so we will ensure you are kept up to date.
- Could you form a small prayer group or prayer chain in your church that will pray for rural evangelism?
- Would you be willing to be the contact for a few Christians nearby who share a common concern for the re-evangelisation of rural Britain and who could meet each month?
We have proved the value of networking local rural church leaders. Quarterly meetings provide fellowship, encouragement, plus fresh ideas and inspiration. All that is needed is for someone to be willing to act as a facilitator, at least for an initial meeting. We can easily help you to gather appropriate leaders from across the denominations within any locality. These local networks are mostly self-sustaining, and we can provide ongoing support. Are you willing to be a facilitator?
INFORM AND INSPIRE
Often overworked clergy find the very idea of being missional a challenge. We understand that and do our best to meet the needs of rural church leaders in a number of ways. One of these is through our regular free webinars on a range of subjects related to the life and witness of rural churches. We also conduct regional rural mission consultations and one-to one mentoring.
The problem is that most people who could benefit from any of these do not know they are available or might not have realised how much good material is available either free or for a nominal fee.
Could you help us get the word out?
ASSOCIATE A MINISTRY
If you are in rural church leadership, or active in ministry with rural churches, you might find a link of associate membership helpful. This opens up prayer support and fellowship, plus discreet advice and mentoring if needed.
Like many, we find talking about money a little embarrassing, though we do not know why. Even though Rural Mission Solutions manages to run on an extremely small budget through the genrosity of its staff, this vital ministry cannot be sustained or expanded without a steady income. Since most of those we seek to serve face their own financial challenges, almost all that we do is provided without a fee.
Here are some ways that you could help us to help others.
- A one-off donation to the general fund
- A regular monthly or quarterly gift (any amount)
- Add Rural Mission Solutions to the mission support from your church
- Remember us in your will
- Host a deputation meeting in your area
To make a one-off donation, or set up a regular donation you can use the link through Stewardship. Simply click here to be redirected.
THE NEXT STEP
If you share the vision and would like to help in any of the ways described above, or in any other way, please email email@example.com to let us know.
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