NEWS AND EVENTS

Autumn 2017 Newsletter
You can download the newsletter here. Apologies that an earlier posted version carried a wrong date. It is corrected in this version.
REN News Autumn 2017.pdf
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RURAL MISSION SUNDAY 2017

It was good to have this special focus.  The event is the initiative of one of our members, Germinate (previously the Arthur Rank Centre).  Work has already begun on preparing material for Rural Mission Sunday 2018, and a link will appear here.

Upcoming Webinar

Regular free online seminars, called webinars, are held.  Information is sent to members and also published on our Facebook page.  The next webinar is on Saturday 21st October, 9.00 to 9.45am, hosted by Rural Mission Solutions.  On this occasion it will explore mission ideas for Christmas and the winter months.  Details are on their website.

Regional Consultations

 

Regional Consultations are held from time to time on a rolling geographoical basis.  Recent events have been held in the Southwest, Wales and Northern Ireland.  Other events are planned for:

  • Norfolk/Suffolk - Return visit to Ditchingham
  • Essex - Cheltenham area
  • Kent/Sussex - Maidstone
  • Scotland - Edinburgh
  • Midlands - venue to be arranged
Other locations will follow.  Dates have yet to be arranged.

 Research into Rural Evangelism

Barry Osborne has begun a research degree with Winchester University exploring how rural churches in Britain understand and practice mission and evangelism.  The research will reflect on how the rural context might affect theological understanding regarding community, church, mission and gospel.

Aware of the degree and speed at which rural communities are changing barry hopes his research will resut with a better and more effective engagement with telling the gospel story.

2011 Rural Evangelism Survey
During 2011 our members were asked to take part in a small survey exploring what might be hindering evangelism in rural communities. The results were interesting and can be seen here. Click the link
2011 Rural Evangelism Survey Analysis.pd[...]
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Articles for Country Way

We are once more looking for anyone who is willing to help gather/write articles for Country Way.  This is not onerous but will be a great help to the Secretary and will also help to ensure a steady flow of information from REN into this important magazine.

 

The latest copy of the magazine is being circulated to REN members.  Details about Country Way can be found on the Resources page of this website.

Newsletters

Spring 2014 Newsletter
You can read or download the latest newsletter here. Members are encouraged to send a link to others in their Church or Organisation.
2014 Spring News.pdf
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The Autumn 2013 Newsletter
Representatives of Churches and Organisations in membership are encouraged to send this link to others within their Church or Organisation please.
2013 autumn.pdf
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Summer 2013 Newsletter
2013 summer.pdf
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February 2013 Newsletter
2013 February.pdf
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Autumn 2012 Newsletter
2012 Late Autumn.pdf
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Summer 2012 Newsletter
2012 summer.pdf
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