Author Archives: Jerry Marshall

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Join us in New Zealand!

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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 provide this and other materials to take home and adapt for your country. We are thrilled Dr Rosemary Dewerse will share her wisdom and experience in bringing communities together, a vital calling for many rural churches. And Jenny Dawson will pick up another common theme for rural churches across the world: shared ministry. New Zealand is at the cutting edge of new approaches to developing the ministry of the whole body of Christ and Jenny will be reflecting on the highs and lows.

Plus an opportunity (if you wish) to contribute your inspiring case studies and share in leading worship in a way that reflects the riches of the culture of your region.

Please join us!


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Welcome to our new website!

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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 communities flourish. So if you have materials for consideration, please email me (see contact page).

There are also changes in the way the handle our accounts: these are now in a ring-fenced account managed by the Arthur Rank Centre in the UK. Donations can therefore be made to the ARC through www.germinate.net and should be marked ‘IRCA’. Thanks!

Jerry Marshall, Chair


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