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Growing the Rural Church works with rural Mission Communities to develop their resources and, in particular their church buildings, to enable them to grow in prayer, make new disciples and serve the people of Devon with joy.

We do this by supporting rural Mission Communities to partner with their local communities and external agencies to find sustainable community, commercial or cultural uses for their church buildings, which benefit the whole community.

We welcome any Mission Community interested in working with us to download and complete a short GtRC – Expression of Interest Form.

Mission Action Planning

Mission Communities engaging with the Growing the Rural Project are required to have a current Mission Action Plan (MAP). A MAP is a document which outlines and develops your Mission Community’s vision for the future, and the practical steps your church communities are going to take towards achieving those goals over the next couple of years.

If you don’t currently have a MAP, don’t worry, just indicate this on the GtRC – Expression of Interest Form. Our Diocesan Mission Community Development Advisers can provide you with further information and support for developing your Mission Action Plan.

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