Germinate: The Arthur Rank Centre is an independent ecumenical charity that helps UK rural communities flourish by inspiring, encouraging and equipping local churches. We do this in three distinct but overlapping ways:
- Church Life: supporting congregations with resources for worship, discipleship and the maintenance and creative use of buildings
- Mission: helping communities flourish by equipping rural churches to identify and meet local physical, social and spiritual needs
- Training: developing leaders and church members through training programmes, events, conferences and learning communities
Take a look at the wide range of materials designed to support, inspire and help rural churches bring transformation to their communities.
Helping communities flourish
- Equipping for Rural Mission – a toolkit to help you understand your local congregation and community better
- Journey to Faith – rural evangelism training for local churches
- Rural Mission Sunday – an annual event celebrating the life of rural churches
- Germinate Enterprise – a programme which helps rural communities thrive through enterprise development
- Rural Isolation – a practical resource for churches
Developing leaders and church members
- Germinate Leadership – a personal development programme for lay and ordained rural leaders
- Rural Ministry Course – a three-day course for those new to rural ministry
- Germinate Groups – learning communities for rural multi-church groups
- Germinate conference – our biennial day conference for all those in rural mission and ministry
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