From the Introduction:
Living the Vision is a series of resources, produced by Evangelism and Church Development. Rural ministry is a significant part of evangelism and church development. Today, rural communities are experiencing tremendous change and congregations are called to explore new ways to minister to the people in their community and region. This booklet is designed to help rural congregations and the governing bodies that resource them. The hope is to discern a new faith-based vision for these times, to enliven that vision through an action plan and to identify resources to support the ministry and mission of the congregation.