Equipping for Rural Mission
understanding your local congregation and community
'Equipping for Rural Mission' is designed for any rural church, however small or remote, helping congregations to better understand the needs of their local community and work in partnership with others to effect change. It is designed to run over a period of 6 weeks or more, resulting in specific priorities for community action. It has the potential to involve the whole congregation but can be initiated by a smaller group.
All the documents you need to run the course are available as free downloads. Click on the titles to open the documents: You will find
- how the toolkit works
- a participant pack
- a leaders pack for facilitators
- a reading list
- a guide to surveying and researching your community.
The course was prepared for the Arthur Rank Centre by a team led by Stella Collishaw from Derby Diocese and was revised in July 2015.