NEWSLETTER

A Joint Publication of

CENTRE FOR RURAL COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP & MINISTRY
and the
CANADIAN RURAL CHURCH NETWORK


ARCHIVED Articles by Subject

Current Newsletter - April 2016 (345 KB)

Click below for individual articles in April 2016 newsletter.

FAITH MATTERS

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….

Let’s Talk
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 …

Building Materials

Energy efficient choices when renovating….


DEVOTIONAL THOUGHTS

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 …

Treasured Recipes
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)


LINKS

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

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