Church response to the tragic Humboldt hockey team bus accident has brought new awareness to the vital role of faith communities in the life of the community as a whole.
CiRCLe M is a Saskatoon-based network of persons who seek to better understand and advocate on behalf of rural ministry in Canada. They have a training component for professional and non-professional leaders in the local church. Their “Church and Community Crises Response Training Webinar” (http://www.circle-m.ca/) is a timely resource for rural communities which may face crises events such as accident, flood, fire, trauma and economic upset.
The latest issue of the CiRCLe M newsletter addresses the topics of community resiliency and the relevance of local churches in a swiftly changing world.