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 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 long-standing passion for sharing the gospel in today's culture and was a member of the working group that produced Mission-shaped Church.