Rural Mission Sunday is an opportunity to celebrate the life of the rural church and the real difference rural Christians can and do make in their communities.
This year we are thinking about what it means to live out our faith in everyday life and we’ve chosen three Bible passages which we think help us to reflect on three key facets of doing that:
- The story of Jesus inviting Peter and Andrew, James and John to follow him and become ‘fishers of people’ (Mark 1:16-20) reminds us that every one of us is called by Jesus.
- When we read about the early church, gathering in people’s homes and in the temple, (Acts 2:42-47), we’re challenged to think about how we might deepen our discipleship.
- Reflecting on the tale Jesus tells of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37), we discover a surprising example of the power of everyday faith.
As you celebrate Rural Mission Sunday 2019 our prayer is that you will experience God’s presence as you explore how you and your church community can Live The Life together.
While Rural Mission Sunday itself takes place on 14 July, you can use this material at any time and in the way that’s most appropriate to your church and community.
Everyone who registers for Rural Mission Sunday before 1 June will receive a free copy of Country Way magazine.