Centre for Rural Community Leadership and Ministry

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Equipping Rural Clergy and Lay Leaders to Help revitalize Rural Canadian Communities


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UPComing Course for clergy

Healthy Rural Communities

November 17-21, 2014 (Monday-Friday)

This course will examine the ecological, economic, political, social, and spiritual health
of rural communities in an integrated and experiential way. 

Professor: Dittmar Mundel
Location: St. Andrew's College, Saskatoon SK

Participants who hold a Master’s degree in Theology or in Religious Studies may take the class for academic credit.
This is a DMin-level course. Others may audit the course, with special permission of the instructor (hmundel@ualberta.ca). 


Registrar:  St. Andrew’s College (United Church):
 standrews.registrar@usask.ca; phone: 306--975-1588

Registrar: Lutheran Theological Seminary:
registrar.lts@usask.ca; phone: 306-966-7866

Registrar: College of Emmanuel and St. Chad (Anglican):
esc.registrar@usask.ca; phone: 306-975-1588



Church and Community Crisis Response Training

In May 2014, nine rural communities participated in this webinar training.
In Summer and Fall 2014, the communities are taking what they learned into their communities.
In Fall 2014, CiRCLe M will be conducting follow-up visits to the communities.
Our hope is...

....the communities will strengthen their emergency plans... and the gifts of the church will be part of those plans... and be put to good use during times of great need.



CiRCLe M is grateful to the following donors for financially supporting these webinars:

The Lutheran Triune Educational and Benevolent Society of Calgary



Bishop Mark MacDonald's Keynote Addresses

2014 Rural Ministry Conference, St Albert, AB



Building Bridges to Reconciliation 2013

First Nation and settler communities working together to raise awareness and understanding about the past...



A New On-Line Library for Rural Churches

Nurture & Discipleship in Rural Churches is an online library of good practice and potential resources for both ordained & lay rural church practitioners, and training or resource providers more generally. More.


First Nations-Rural Neighbours Friendship Initiative

Purpose: To help close the gap between First Nations and their neighbouring communities, using churches as bridges for conversation and friendship building. More...


Davidson and Area Rural Spirit Research Project

CiRCLe M and Davidson United Church are looking at how rural people and communities experience fulfillment, deep connection, peace and spiritual growth outside of traditional church programs.  More



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CiRCLe M is an interdenominational, non-profit, charitable organization.

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November 2014
Ask the animals and they will teach you, or the birds of the air, and they will tell you; or speak to the earth, and it will
teach you, or let the fish of the sea inform you...in his hand is the life of every creature and the breath of all mankind.
Job 12:7-10
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