Convocation on the Rural Church
The Convocation on the Rural Church is an opportunity for pastoral leaders from rural churches in the North Carolina and Western North Carolina Conferences of the United Methodist Church, Duke Divinity School, and The Duke Endowment to come together for worship, plenary sessions, workshops, and conversation about the state of the rural church and how it can engage in even more vibrant ministry and mission.
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.