Sometimes we can feel overshadowed in the rural church by larger urban churches. Sometimes we don’t always think that small churches ‘do mission’. At Germinate: The Arthur Rank Centre we feel passionately about the importance of small churches: we know they do mission and we want to celebrate that fact.
Rural Mission Sunday is an annual event celebrating the work of small rural churches. Get involved by holding a special service at your church or in your community.
Rural Mission Sunday 2017 takes place on Sunday 16 July and you can find out more here!
We chose this year’s theme of hospitality and welcome long before the seismic national and international events of the last year unfolded but it now seems particularly pertinent. Rural churches usually are hospitable and welcoming but we hope that taking part in Rural Mission Sunday will nudge you to really think about what being welcoming means for your community.
While Rural Mission Sunday itself takes place on 16 July, you can use this material at any time and in the way that’s most appropriate to your church and community.
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