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Just back from an excellent few days reflecting on what it means to lead churches in a rural context.  The Germinate Leadership course from Germinate: the Arthur Rank Centre is an 18-month programme that “combines leadership theory, theological reflection on the nature of leadership in ministry, the development of co-consultancy groups and practical leadership issues … More Seedtime

Oversight ministry – insights from a conference and some research

The following summary is based on this ” Oversight Ministry:  What we have learnt ” website article from March 2017 and a response to it by David Heywood Director of Pastoral Studies at Ripon College Cuddesdon.  For the original article Dr Jonathan Rowe, Director of Ministry, was asked what had been learnt from a national conference on … More Oversight ministry – insights from a conference and some research

Entrepreneurs in rural church leadership – 10 tips & headlines from a lecture

This video of Michael Volland’s 2016 Germinate lecture on entrepreneurs in rural church leadership is well worth a look.  Here’s a summary of his top 10 tips and then a quick tour through the video if you don’t have time to watch all 50 minutes. Top 10 Tips for Rural Church Entrepreneurs 1. Think of … More Entrepreneurs in rural church leadership – 10 tips & headlines from a lecture