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Mission-shaped and Rural

Growing Churches in the Countryside

Mission-shaped and Rural

Growing Churches in the Countryside

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£10.99

Publisher: Church House Publishing
ISBN: 9780715142806
Published: 30/11/2011

Using a compelling mix of theological reflection, sociological analysis, real-life case studies and personal experience this book explores ways forward for mission in a rural context in both traditional and fresh expressions of church. This insightful book looks at current issues in rural England and explores: The nature of mission with special reference to the rural situation; Ways for the Church to engage with rural culture; Examples of rural fresh expressions of church; Identifying and pruning the things which inhibit mission in the countryside; How all forms of church can work together for the glory of God. This compelling book is an essential read for all who seek to minister in a rural context - whether at a local, diocesan or national level.

Sally Gaze

Sally Gaze has been in rural parish ministry for ten years and is currently the Team Rector of a multi-parish benefice in Norfolk which incorporates a rural cell church. She has a longstanding passion for sharing the gospel in today's culture and was a member of the working group which produced Mission-shaped Church.

Graham James

Sally Gaze has been in rural parish ministry for ten years and is currently the Team Rector of a multiparish benefice in Norfolk which incorporates a rural cell church. She has a longstanding passion for sharing the gospel in today's culture and was a member of the working group which produced Mission-shaped church.

"Rural faith today is in the process of finding its own distinctive voice in a climate of enormous cultural change and economic challenge. In this informed and inspiring guide Sally Gaze affirms the distinctive and complex quality of rural life today while courageously exploring new possibilities for ministry." - Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury