Click below for individual articles in April 2015 newsletter.
Emergency Responders… Meet Rural Churches
Do local churches want to have a 'prepared role' alongside first responders in times of community crisis?
A 50th Anniversary... greetings from Pincher Creek, Alberta...
Research of Rural Church Pastoral and Denominational Leadership
Summary notes by Tim Beadle, from his doctoral research...
Churches: Frayed and Forgiven
Sometimes the Church disappoints us, or betrays our understanding of how its members should act, or leaves us feeling abandoned but …
Smaller Churches Have at Least Five Advantages
Being small is not necessarily a liability...
RURAL LIFE ISSUES
Together We Are Better
Rural communities may feel helpless to cope when there is awareness that their vitality is waning. But re-vitalization is possible.
Many and Great, O God, Are Your Works (Dakota Hymn)
Gerald Hobbs told Joyce Sasse about the incident behind this hymn …
Finding Hope in the Midst of Despair
In the cycles of life there are dark days, but we can grow in wisdom and understanding …
Blessing Land and Caretakers
A prayer for the Land and those who care for the Land.
No judging attitudes. No condemnation. Carol Carley’s poem about the work of the church is full of warmth and welcome.
RURAL MINISTRY STORIES
The Song of the Meadowlark
Nature speaks in unbelievable ways.
Daddy Sherry’s Hunt
A story that touches close to the heart of those who have been part of small town life on the prairies.
Strength Through Diversity
It wasn’t up to the speakers to decide how audience members should think…
CiRCLe M NEWS
Church and Community Crisis Response Training
Rural churches helping to strengthen community emergency plans...
Agrarianism and the Bible; Date: June 22-26, 2015
2015 DMin Graduates
DMin Presentation Schedule
Davidson and Area Rural Spirit Research Project
What helps rural people and communities experience fulfillment....
What has CiRCLe M Been Up To?
Looking back over the last 5+ years...
Practices of a Thriving Church:
Developing Common Language and Understanding
JUST FOR FUN
An extensive listing of links to rural community and rural ministry sites can be found at http://www.circle-m.ca/links.
Tips on How to Live with Respect in Creation
A column on thoughts, facts and practical suggestions for living sustainably (visit: http://www.circle-m.ca/rural-issues/social-concerns/index.php#environment)