International Rural Churches Association 2018 Quadrennial Conference, Lincoln, NZ, 15-21 April 2018

The Conference titled “Growing Together” is to be held at Lincoln University (30 minutes’ drive from Christchurch airport).

The event aims to inspire, encourage and equip rural church leaders from across the globe as they explore the challenges and opportunities facing rural mission and ministry. With a learning community approach at its core, lay and ordained groups from countries and regions will consider together the ‘What is?’, ‘What could be?’ and ‘What will be?’ for their rural church context, inspired by stories and worship from different countries and traditions, and fed by key notes on reconciling communities and collaborative ministry.

Speakers at the conference include: Dr Rosemary Dewerse, she is Dunedin based and the Knox Centre for Ministry and Leadership Thornton Blair Research Fellow; Rev Jenny Dawson is an Anglican priest living just north of Wellington and a spiritual director, supervisor and consultant; and Jerry Marshall who is Chair of IRCA and CEO of Germinate: The Arthur Rank Centre, the UK churches’ rural resource unit.

As well as the main conference there will be a young adult (16-25yrs) stream.

Fees up o 30 September 2017: NZ $1,300 including single room accommodation, meals, outings and transfer from Christchurch airport if required. Excluding accommodation (but with all meals including breakfast): NZ $775.

See programme and book here

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