The Rural Ministry Course is offered twice a year for those, lay or ordained, who are new to rural ministry.
We are currently undertaking a wholesale revision of the Rural Ministry Course before implementing a new approach to the programme. Please register your interest by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by signing up to our monthly e-newsletter.
‘The most excellent course I’ve done in the church. Thank you so much for the information and, more importantly, the inspiration.’
Germinate: The Arthur Rank Centre is a highly respected training provider, offering a range of tailored and innovative courses to meet the evolving needs of the rural church. Drawing on many years of experience and extensive networks of skilled practitioners, we provide training opportunities for lay and ordained people engaging in mission and ministry in the countryside. Distinctive rural contexts require particular expertise and strategies and we are the recognised leader in equipping and resourcing the church in creative and credible ways.
‘Excellent – very challenging and thought-provoking with lots of useful ideas for the future.’
The Rural Ministry Course includes sessions on:
- Rural context
- Mission and growth
- Working with children and young people in the countryside
The three day residential programme, employs a variety of approaches including practical sessions, group work and workshops led by practitioners. It is designed for lay and ordained ministers across the denominations who may be entering a rural appointment for the first time, or who may already be in rural ministry but feel the need for a ‘refresher’. It attracts those who are keen to examine the challenges and opportunities that this ministry offers.