Leading a church in a small, rural community can be hard work, especially if you want to see God bringing new life into traditional services. While other parts of the country may be seeing obvious blessing and growth, all too often rural areas see good people leaving, young people falling away and the gospel falling on stony ground.Yet the rural areas are close to God's heart and crucial to the evangelisation of our country. We want to equip and encourage you in your ministry to your village or town.
The New Wine Rural & Village Church Leaders' Forums allow leaders working in rural areas to network with each other and discuss issues relevant to their ministry. They are hosted and led by experienced rural leaders, have practical seminars and workshops, and relaxed times of worship and ministry. And, of course, there is the invaluable opportunity to meet with like-minded people who know and understand your situation.
We currently have around sixty local network groups across the country - which gather leaders together for termly meetings and also opportunities to develop accountable relationships with like-minded leaders.
If you click on the red spots, you can see where each of the groups are based. By clicking on the group name, you can then find out more information about the group and how to get involved. And if you prefer you can also view the groups as a static list.