1. We desire the health, vitality and sustainability of every rural church.
  2. We enjoy the sense of community/connectedness/being neighborly in our villages, towns and rural communities.
  3. We honor the generational aspect and strive to reflect that in our churches.
  4. We strive to be resourceful and creative by accomplishing more with less as we focus on the assets we have at our disposal.
  5. We believe that every person is of sacred worth.
  6. We believe every Christian is gifted for ministry.
  7. We affirm the value of rural communities as a context for mission, ministry and the making of new disciples for Christ.
  8. We hold in high value the welfare of rural people.
  9. We long to be faithful stewards of creation.
  10. We yearn for appropriate leadership and resources for rural congregations.
  11. We believe that assessments must consider the demographic and contextual realities of ministry in rural communities.
  12. We desire partnerships with others for a common cause in the work of making disciples for Jesus Christ.
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