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Abundance – resourcing Christian Mission in rural communities
10/06/2017, 10:00 am - 4:15 pm
This is an event to resource Christians in working effectively with their local communities, providing inspiration and ideas that are tailored to the rural context.
This high profile ecumenical event is supported by a variety of both church and community charities.
What does ‘life to the full’ look like in our rural communities? How can rural churches engage imaginatively in our rural communities and express our faith in ways that are life-giving? The answer to these questions often needs a specific approach in the rural context.
A different way of thinking about mission is necessary for it to be suitable for our villages and wider rural environment. For this reason, we have created an event that draws together a variety of organisations and practitioners that understand the rural context and can offer inspiration and insight that are appropriate for the life of small village congregations. Our hope is that by focussing on the rural environment, we will be offering tools and resources that are a better fit and therefore more easily put into practice.
The event is open to all, including members of the other Christian denominations who share our neighbourhoods. The event has been planned ecumenically, with particularly significant input from Churches Together and the Methodist Church. Come along and be inspired.
With the Arthur Rank Centre and others, we will be drawing together a variety of topics around mission, the rural context and societal themes including:
Pioneering the rural way.
Engaging with children and youth.
Engagement with nature and wildlife management.
Creative use of church buildings.
Churchyard care and management.
This is a key event for anyone interested in Christian mission and ministry in their rural context.
Organiser: Department of Mission and Ministry, The Methodist Church and Churches Together
Cost: £10 includes lunch and refreshments.
Venue: Hartpury College, Hartpury, Gloucester, GL19 3BE
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