Upcoming conferences

IRCA Europe 8-11 June 2020 in Sibiu, Romania. (Click the link for details).

IRCA Oceania 22-26 August 2021, in Longreach, Queensland. Click here for details.

The next global conference will be in Dubuque, Iowa, USA in later April 2022.

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Past conferences

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.

We have added conference materials and videos to the web site. Click the link below.

Lincoln conference materials

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”