Convocation on the Rural Church

The Convocation on the Rural Church is an annual opportunity for pastors from the North Carolina and Western North Carolina Conferences of the United Methodist Church to join with Duke Divinity School and The Duke Endowment to discuss issues that are important in transforming rural churches and communities and sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

2014 Convocation on the Rural Church: Sabbath Living

August 11-13, 2014

Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort and Conference Center

Myrtle Beach, S.C.

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Past Events

2012

Watch a video recording of Rev. Dr. Elaine A. Heath's lecture, Longing for Spring: A New Vision for Wesleyan Community, from the 2012 Convocation on the Rural Church: Tradition LIVES.

2011

Read Rev. Jeremy Troxler’s closing sermon (pdf) from the 2011 Convocation on the Rural Church: Down to Earth Faith.

2010

Audio recordings of the lectures and worship services held during the 2010 Convocation on the Rural Church are available for download through iTunes U:

The Grace of Rural Ministry
Featuring Mary Virginia Taylor, Andrew C. Thompson, Jason Byassee, and Marvin Taylor, Sr.