Next ‘Faith to Live By’ Talk & Service

Sunday 11th November 2012 at 6.30 pm in the Methodist Church

“SMALL CHURCH, BIG SOCIETY:
AN EFFECTIVE CHRISTIAN PRESENCE IN THE COUNTRYSIDE”

Led by

Graham Jones

Small churches are not failed large churches. Small churches must stop apologising for not being large churches. Small churches need to be church in ways that are appropriate to their size. Small churches might choose to stop doing some things and concentrate on doing one or two things well. Small churches often ‘punch above their weight’ and in rural areas can play a significant role within their communities. There is no blueprint for being a small rural church but there are lots of creative examples of churches being an effective Christian presence in the countryside, discerning what God is doing and joining in. Revd Graham Jones will develop the idea that when it comes to the rural church, ‘small is beautiful.’ He is the National Rural Officer for the Methodist Church and the United Reformed Church, based at the Arthur Rank Centre in Warwickshire, the churches’ ecumenical resource centre for work in rural communities.

A time of worship

A presentation

Refreshments & discussion

Everyone welcome

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