Centre for Rural Community Leadership and Ministry

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Equipping Rural Clergy and Lay Leaders
to Help revitalize our
town and country Canadian Communities


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2015 DMin Graduates

Doctor of Ministry

in Rural Ministry and Community Development

CiRCLe M is pleased to announce that five students from the second DMin cohort are presenting their research in April and May, 2015. 

Interested members of the public are welcome to attend. 

Presentation Schedule...


Church AND Community - Crisis Response Training

CiRCLe M's training engages rural churches in crisis preparedness planning and action.

In May 2014, emergency measures organizations and local churches from nine rural communities participated in CiRCLe M's on-line training for crisis preparedness. In Fall 2014, the communities began taking what they learned into their communities.
CiRCLe M is currently conducting follow-up visits to the communities.
Our hope is...

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

Is your community interested in this training? Contact us by email or phone (306-966-7864)

CiRCLe M is grateful to the following donors for financially supporting this project:

The Lutheran Triune Educational and Benevolent Society of Calgary



Upcoming Rural Pastors Event – May 2015

Practices of a Thriving Rural Church

Developing Common Language and Understanding

A workshop hosted by the
Rural Church Pastors Network (RCPN)

visit: www.ruralchurchpastorsnetwork.com


Viking May 12th, Sylvan Lake (formerly Millet) May 19th, LaGlace (formerly Debolt) May 20th,
Lamont May 26th,Three Hills May 26th, Fort Macleod May 27th                                  

Assiniboia May 19th, Whitewood May 20th, Rosetown May 21st



Earth Care Cooking

Recipes, eating and choices that  have consequences...

 A recipe book that combines the key ingredients of good living:
healthy food --- love of others --- ecological care --- political justice


Bishop Mark MacDonald's Keynote Addresses

2014 Rural Ministry Conference, St Albert, AB

Bishop MacDonald discusses histories and ministries of North American Indigenous Peoples. More...



Building Bridges to Reconciliation

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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April 2015
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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