NEWSLETTER

A Joint Publication of

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


ARCHIVED Articles by Subject

Current Newsletter - Jan 2014 (222 KB)

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FAITH MATTERS

Amazing Possibilities for Small Churches 
Gleanings from the book “Discovering The Other” in which Cam Harder talks about how small churches have an advantage as they prepare for new ways of ministry.

The Francis Factor
Oft time changers happen quickly.  With quiet simplicity Pope Francis shows us how …

RURAL LIFE ISSUES

Birthing New Relationships
What is the next step as the Truth and Reconciliation Commission process comes to an end? Apologies are not enough.

Rural Male Caregivers Face Many Challenges
Researcher wants to explore the role of rural men who are caregivers for spouses with dementia.

Christian Churches Fight Climate Change
Christian Churches help each other bring forth the “forgotten spiritual dimension” underlying climate change issues…

DEVOTIONAL THOUGHTS

For A Child Leaving Home
A Blessing any parent would love to give their child when he/she leaves home.

Growing Strong In Broken Places
Major healthy problems can be terrifying if we feel we have to bear them alone …

Lent – Easter Reminder
Understandings the meaning of Resurrection.

When We Lose Soul, Life Becomes Heavy
Reflection on the importance of spiritual nourishment in giving vitality to life…

RURAL MINISTRY STORIES

Robert (Mouseman) Thompson
Remembering the artist/craftsman who had a special appreciation for church mice …

Art Card Project
The mission of one school and school district is to encourage the young artists in their classes …

Feeding the Flock
Lessons learned while growing up on a farm …

Proud To Be Rural
Understandings gained from fifty years of working with small congregations/communities make me proud to be rural.

CiRCLe M NEWS

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2014 Rural Ministry Conference:  
From Small Beginnings Come Great Things

For pastors and laity from all denominations

Leadership Training
Healthy Communities (Camrose, AB  February 2014)
Preparing for Disaster Ministry (Webinars - 2014)

UPCOMING EVENTS

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*CiRCLe M Rural Ministry Conference Feb 2014

*TRC National Event Mar 2014

*IRCA Conference July 2014

 

LINKS

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*CiRCLe M links to rural community resources

*Tips on how to live with respect in creation

*Arthur Rank Resource Centre

 

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In future, we would love to hear some of your stories about how your rural or remote congregation has worked to make your community a better place.  How would your community be different if you weren't there?  As you share what you've done, it will spark ideas for others. Please contact us if you would like to share a story.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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