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2018 Conference Feedback

Thank you, all those who attended the conference in Lincoln New Zealand and who filled in the feedback form. A brief summary of the points made, together with areas for reflection and ideas for topics for future events can be found here: NZ feedback report.

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2018 Conference Materials

Feedback from the 2018 New Zealand conference was very positive: “Amazing experience” “What a gift“. In particular the keynotes and learning community materials were much appreciated: “Fabulous – touched my heart” “Awesome and really helpful” “Extremely valuable” and “Inspiring!” These materials are now online. Click here and scroll to the bottom for keynote transcripts and

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Conference Statement 2018

It is our tradition to issue a statement after each quadrennial conference. Here is the statement from the New Zealand conference.  International Rural Churches Association Voice of the Voiceless STATEMENT OF 2018 IRCA 6th QUADRENNIAL CONFERENCE HELD IN LINCOLN, NEW ZEALAND 15-21 April 2018 THEME:  GROWING TOGETHER The gifts he gave … to equip the saints

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IRCA Powhiri New Zealand 15 April 2018

The IRCA 6th quadrennial conference has made a great start today. We began with the traditional Maori welcome. As leader of the visitors, Jerry gave a speech following a particular sequence of greetings and explanation, backed up by a ‘Waiata’ sung by all the visitors. This was very positively received. Here is the text, which

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Record numbers at NZ conference

We will be welcoming 100 delegates to our 6th Quadrennial conference in Lincoln New Zealand 15-21 April, exceeding our highest expectations. The event is now full! Do pray that the event will be transformational as we learn from and support each other, reflect prayerfully on our ministries, and receive resources we can adapt to our

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Join us in New Zealand!

We are very excited to announce our 6th quadrennial conference, in Lincoln, near Christchurch, New Zealand. There is an outline in the Conferences tab and the full programme under further details. We trust God that this event will not only be inspiring and encouraging but also transformational. We will model a ‘learning community’ approach and

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Welcome to our new website!

Welcome to the new website, re-launched with a more mobile-friendly theme. It’s still a work in progress so comments are welcomed. We are seeking funding for further development. We want the site to be both a hub for IRCA members to connect; and also for resources that would inspire, support or equip rural churches to help their

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