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.
August 11-13, 2014
Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort and Conference Center
Myrtle Beach, S.C.
We will begin accepting applications in mid-March. Learn more »
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.
Read Rev. Jeremy Troxler’s closing sermon (pdf) from the 2011 Convocation on the Rural Church: Down to Earth Faith.
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.