The next global conference will be in Dubuque, Iowa, USA
21 to 28 April 2022
Land, People, Community
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IRCA Oceania Next conference will be in 2024.
6th Conference, April 2018, Lincoln, New Zealand
This event aimed to inspire, encourage and equip rural church leaders from across the globe as they explore the challenges and opportunities facing rural mission and ministry. With a learning community approach at its core, lay and ordained groups from countries and regions considered together the ‘What is?’, ‘What could be?’ and ‘What will be?’ for their rural church context, inspired by stories and worship from different countries and traditions, and fed by key notes on reconciling communities and collaborative ministry. Delegates left with action steps for their area, a set of resources for mission and poverty reduction, new friends and a network offering ongoing support.
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5th Conference, July & August 2014, Lilongwe, Malawi
The theme was “Holding on to hope” Read the conference notes (PDF, 70 pages)
4th Conference, September 2010, Altenkirchen (Westerwald), Germany
The 4th IRCA Conference saw the adoption of the constitution.
3rd Conference, July 2007, Brandon, Canada
The theme of the conference was “Cry from the heart”. Read the conference notes (PDF, 54 pages)
2nd Conference, November 2002, Chennai, India
The Statement of Faith and Vision of IRCA were developed and adopted at this Conference. Go to the About page to find out more
1st Conference, August 1998, Durham, England
The theme of the inaugural conference was “Rural Culture and Spirituality”