Open Welcome: A toolkit for rural churches

Open Welcome, a new resource from Germinate: The Arthur Rank Centre, is designed to help rural churches consider how they might use their building to offer welcome and hospitality to those in their community, both residents and visitors.

RMS 2017: Supplementary material – The Hobbit

A discussion starter based on JRR Tolkein’s The Hobbit.

Maintenance Co-operatives Project report

The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB) was founded by William Morris in 1877 to counteract the highly destructive ‘restoration’ of medieval buildings being practised by many Victorian architects. Today it is the largest, oldest and most technically expert national pressure group fighting to save old buildings from decay, demolition and damage.

The Maintenance Co-operatives Project connected, encouraged and supported the dedicated volunteers across the country who are responsible for the upkeep of their places of worship, ensuring the survival of our most beautiful and significant local landmarks.

The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB) says:

‘This guide takes a detailed look at a selection of Co-operatives and the regions in which they work. Each case study brings out successes and challenges, and provides useful hints and tips for other co-operatives. Wherever possible we have taken the opportunity to include thoughts from the volunteers taking part. MCP guidance will continue to be freely available on the SPAB website and technical building advice can be sought on the SPAB helpline (020 7456 0916). We hope that these resources together with this guide will inspire future Co-operatives to take up their trowels, ladles and rubber gloves.’

THIS IS NOT A GERMINATE: THE ARTHUR RANK CENTRE RESOURCE.

Shaping strategies for mission and growth in rural multi-church groups

Published April 2017.

A short report that draws together the findings of recent research and suggest ways that this can be applied to support local rural churches and encourage deepening of discipleship, making new disciples and serving the needs of community.

RMS 2017: ‘Welcome’ postcard

Promotional material for Rural Mission Sunday 2017. Please use these in whatever way you see fit!

You can print this item yourself or order paper copies from CPO. There will be a small charge to cover the cost of printing and postage.

 

RMS 2017: Children’s material

Worship material for Rural Mission Sunday 2017 specifically designed to enable children to engage with the theme of welcome and hospitality. Please use in whatever way you see fit!

You can print this item yourself or order paper copies from CPO. There will be a small charge to cover the cost of printing and postage.

This resource has been compiled for Germinate: The Arthur Rank Centre by Nicola Grieves. Some materials included in this resources are taken from rootsontheweb.com and are copyright © ROOTS for Churches Ltd 2002-2017. Reproduced with permission.

RMS 2017: Main material

Contains all of the information you need to celebrate Rural Mission Sunday in your church! Please use in whatever way you see fit!

You can print this item yourself or order paper copies from CPO. There will be a small charge to cover the cost of printing and postage.

RMS 2017: Poster A4 with space

Promotional material for Rural Mission Sunday 2017. Please use these in whatever way you see fit!

You can print this item yourself or order paper copies from CPO. There will be a small charge to cover the cost of printing and postage.

RMS 2017: Poster A4

Promotional material for Rural Mission Sunday 2017. Please use these in whatever way you see fit!

You can print this item yourself or order paper copies from CPO. There will be a small charge to cover the cost of printing and postage.