Click below for individual articles in September 2015 newsletter.
Commentary “On Caring For Our Common Home”
Pope Francis’ document “On Caring for Our Common Home” is a call for citizens of the world to have the moral courage to change our ways. Our future is at stake …
Pot-luck Suppers and Peace-Building
What if we invite everyone to come together to lay foundations for a more peaceful world?...
RURAL LIFE ISSUES
Work of the Rural Church in Times of Stress
The ultimate objective for any rural congregation is caring for the spiritual well-being of people and community …
Reaching Out Through a Blog
As rural populations shift and local churches try to cope …
Holding On to Hope: Encouraging and Resourcing Rural Churches
How can Church administrators more effectively support their rural/small churches and how can these churches understand the uniqueness of their ministry?
Climate Change – What’s the One Thing I Should Do?
Committing to change one step at a time….
Finding Focus Through Prayer
Affirming the importance of prayer in public gatherings …
It’s Better to Talk
Drought will affect many homes and businesses through the coming year …
Prayers for Perseverance (In Tough Times)
These prayers were among resources written during the 1998-1999 Drought in New Zealand…
RURAL MINISTRY STORIES
Remembering and Giving Thanks
This letter to friends in my first Pastoral Charge reminds us how influential those experiences can be
.Cowboy Christmas Worship Service
An alternative style of worship that focuses on the local community’s rural and agricultural traditions…
It Takes Us Back
Shootin’ The Breeze – April 15 , 2015
FAITH BUILDING PIONEERS
In Memoriam: Rev. Dr. Gerald (Gerry) Hutchinson. 1914-2015
CiRCLe M NEWS
Church and Community Crisis Response Training - Update
Rural churches helping to strengthen community emergency plans...
Support for CiRCLe M
Donations to support our activities in rural communities are vital…
Introducing the New Director for DMin Program, Dr. Jennifer Janzen-Ball
Leadership Training (Fall/Winter 2015-16)
Ecumenical Shared Ministry Congregations
Walking With God as a Rural Pastor
Celebrating and Understanding Faith in the Ways We Personally Experience God in Life and Rural Ministry. October 2015
JUST FOR FUN
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