Check out the website for the Centre for Rural Community Leadership and Ministry (CiRCLe M) – www.circle-m.ca . They provide excellent resources and encouragement.
CiRCLe M ‘s website say…
…we care a lot about rural churches and communities! And we think that they ought to be more closely connected. With the Lord’s help and guidance, our mission is to equip clergy and lay leaders in rural and remote places to help their churches be catalysts for the development of healthy Canadian communities.
Here is information for a great local conference for those ministering in a rural area.
7th Annual Rural Ministry Conference: Ministry to the Rural Family
March 8 – 10, 2012 Cypress Hills, SK
This conference grew out of the frustration of going to seminars and being shoved into the ‘small church’ dialogues with little understanding of the ‘rural’ perspective.
We love horses and tractors, egg salad sandwiches at funerals and everybody knowing our business! We were called here and we choose to live here!
If your heart is for rural life and ministry, you will love the instant connection of people who understand each other!
We’re looking forward to meeting you!
(organized by the Cypress Hills Rural Ministry Conference Committee)
For more information visit: http://www.circle-m.ca/pdfs/Events/cypress_hills_flyer_2012.pdf