The Diocese of Oxford has published a Flourishing in Ministry resource: the booklet is available to download from their website. In announcing the booklet they say that the section of their website covering this will have further sources of inspiration and support. They also plan to publish some guidance for churchwardens and laity. This … More Flourishing in ministry – the key thing is to talk with someone you trust, don’t bottle it up.
Back on 13th November 2017 we started this Rural Presence blog with it’s tagline “thinking aloud about being a Christian presence in every (rural) community”. Since that initial post we’ve posted 49 times – so almost one post a week – and today we’ve reached our 1st birthday! Hopefully our posts have been helpful to … More Happy Birthday to Rural Presence!
Here are 5 top tips taken from/prompted by an academic study which is summarised below: List the various actors, (individuals or organisations), in your community. Map which have relationships with other actors in the community. Assess which issues the actors are most likely to collaborate on. Short on time? Put a coordinator, (or project leader), … More 5 top tips for churches on building community & addressing issues