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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Church and Community Crisis Response Training

Free Webinar Offered by CiRCLe M:
May 15 and 22, 2014 --- 8:45 to 1 p.m. each day (AB and SK time)

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 Disasters seem to be happening with more and more frequency.  When crises impact smaller communities churches have a number of resources to offer and need to be considered as an essential resource by the local Emergency Measures Organization (EMO).  But consideration must be given to what is involved and how to respond before emergency situations arise. Join us in these informative discussions.

Webinar Details.

Presenters' Bios Our trainers have specialties in rural community resilience, post traumatic stress, and church involvement in emergency and disaster events.

Rural Churches and Communities...
To learn more about the webinars and to register, call Tim Wray at 780-387-4262 or Colleen Rickard at 306-966-7864.       


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

The Lutheran Triune Educational and Benevolent Society of Calgary



Indigenous Bishop Mark MacDonald's Keynote Addresses:

2014 Rural Ministry Conference, St Albert, AB


Care of the Earth, Care of the Church

The Prairie Centre for Ecumenism is excited to invite you to its 2014 Spring PEC Workshop entitled "Care of the Earth, Care of the Church: What does the Environment have to do with Ecumenism." The keynote speaker will be Dr. Nettie Wiebe, a well known local teacher, writer, speaker, organic farmer, farm organization leader and public policy advocate.

The event will be held on Saturday, April 26th at Queens House of Retreats, Saskatoon, from 10 am to 4 pm.



The Time of Our Lives:
Looking at Ecological Issues of Our Age
in an Extraction Economy

May 6-8, 2014

Lutheran Theological Seminiary Study conference, Saskatoon SK

Dr. Larry Rasmussen, Luther Seminary, St. Paul, MN
The Rev. Mark Narum, Bishop, Western North Dakota Synod/ELCA
Rev. Dr. Cameron Harder, CiRCLe M and Lutheran Theological Seminary Saskatoon

All are welcome.



New Book

Discovering the Other:

Asset-Based Approaches for Building Community Together




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.

CiRCLe M Needs Your Support

April 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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