The International Rural Churches Association is a network of people with a passion for rural communities, based on the Gospel of Jesus Christ..
We share our stories of struggle and our stories of hope, joined by our reliance on the land and sea for our livelihood and by determination and hope because of faith in the triune God.
Our vision is to be a voice for the rural community worldwide and to encourage sustainable rural communities and practices.
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We invite you or your church or group to join the International Rural Churches Association (IRCA), to express your solidarity with the challenging mission of rural churches across the world. We encourage you to join in order to fund the work we do and to build up resources to assist rural churches in the greatest need. Membership fees are modest and vary according to your location; click the link for your local rate.
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Latest IRCA news
May 2016: The second conference of IRCA-Europe met in the Evangelische Akademie in Sibiu / Hermannstadt, in the Transylvanian region of Romania. Delegates from Germany, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Switzerland and the United Kingdom were warmly welcomed, by Dietrich Galter and Roger Parvu from the Akademie and by Hermann Witter, Chair of IRCA-Europe.
Conference information can be found HERE
Conference Adresses and Reports are HERE
2014 Malawi conference publication, "Holding onto Hope"
Details: Holding Onto Hope (2Mb PDF)
The 5th IRCA Conference was held in Lilongwe, Malawi, Africa in 2014
IRCA-EUROPE 2012 meeting was held in Sibiu, Transylvania, Romania, 6th-10th June. More information found hereTrans-tasman 2012 Conference
The 8th quadrennial Trans-tasman conference was held in Atherton, tropical North Queensland Australia, 2nd-6th July 2012. More information found hereIRCA Constitution
The delegates at the 4th IRCA Conference held September 2010 in Altenkirchen adopted the proposed Constitution. A copy of can be found here