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Rural Ministry Course details

The Rural Ministry Course is offered twice a year for those, lay or ordained who are new to rural ministry.

'The most excellent course I've done in the church.  Thank you so much for the information and, more importantly, the inspiration.'

Distinctive rural contexts require particular expertise and strategies and the ARC is the recognised leader in equipping and resourcing the church in creative and credible ways.  The course includes sessions on:

  • Rural context
  • Mission and growth
  • Leadership
  • Working with children and young people in the countryside

Courses coming soon

1 - 3 November 2016 at King's Park Conference Centre, Northampton

25 - 27 April 2017 at King's Park Conference Centre, Northampton

The three day residential programme, employs a variety of approaches including practical sessions, group work and workshops led by practitioners.  It is designed for lay and ordained ministers across the denominations who may be entering a rural appointment for the first time, or who may already be in rural ministry but feel the need for a 'refresher'.  it attracts those who are keen to examine the challenges and opportunities that this ministry offers.

Each course can accomodate up to 20 participants and early booking is advised.


The fee for the course is £245 per person.
This includes a free subscription for one year to Country Way magazine.  A non-refundable deposit of £75 is required at the time of booking.


Download, complete and return the form for the November 2016 course here

Download, complete and return the form for the April 2017 course here

If you have any further questions about the courses, please email katrinas@germinate.net