Click below for individual articles in April 2016 newsletter.
Gaps in the Practice of Rural Ministry
Misunderstandings and frustrations occur when there are divergent approaches to ministry between clergy and grassroots congregants.
The Spiritual Values of Rural People
Resource Tools that Enrich the Practice of Ministry
Adult education techniques used when sharing and learning, are very useful….
Discussion starters about pastoral care issues…
RURAL LIFE ISSUES
Degree of Stress in Agricultural Community Demands Attention
The build-up of stress in the agricultural community has gone unrecognized for too long …
Energy efficient choices when renovating….
Special Blessing for First Responders
“The work of first responders often goes misunderstood, misread, unappreciated and un-thanked” Anglican Priest Pilal Gateman reminded her congregation…
Issues that Only God Can Handle
A comforting reflection …
An affirming reflection …
The Empty Halter
A supporting reflection …
RURAL MINISTRY STORIES
Wide Open Spaces
Speaking as a student in the “Doctor of Ministry Program for Rural Ministry and Community Development”, Robin Haensel writes …
On Closing a Church
The Rural muster in Central Queensland included a standout presentation over the pain, struggle and joy of closing a rural congregation and trying to work ecumenically. Her story …
CiRCLe M NEWS
Doctor of Ministry Program in Rural Ministry and Community Development (DMin)
Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) in Rural Settings
Church and Community Crisis Response Training
CiRCLe M Resource Centre (Relocation)
An Extensive Listing of Links to rural community and rural ministry sites
Country Preacher's Notes: Reflections on the deep spiritual hunger and rich spiritual heritage that surrounds us in our rural communities
Tips on How to Live with Respect in Creation
A column on thoughts, facts and practical suggestions for living sustainably