The Arthur Rank 2016 Germinate! conference “Making it happen” will focus on the challenge of deepening discipleship in order to inspire, encourage and equip flourishing rural mission.
KEY NOTE SPEAKERS: Revd Dr Roger Walton, President of the Methodist Conference 2016/7, on discipleship; and Pete Atkins, Team Co-ordinator for Fresh Expressions
This is a free conference focusing on enabling Christians in rural congregations to reach their communities through mission and the re-imagining of their churches and chapels.
The programme for the day will include brief talks from rural churches featuring re-ordering your church; lay led ministry and how to engage your communities in developing your plans.
One of the important roles that Rural Ministries seeks to play is in the on going resourcing and development of leaders in the rural context. Over the past few years we have sought to take key leaders of mission projects and churches away for a couple of days to offer spiritual input, practical help and to learn from one another. This year our leadership development conference is once again at Cliff Conference Centre, Derbyshire and is looking at 'Preaching for a Change'.