The Thriving Rural Communities Initiative works to foster thriving rural North Carolina communities by cultivating faithful rural Christian leadership and fruitful rural United Methodist congregations.


  • Small Church Revitalization Event

    "Fan the Flame" May 1-3 will focus on growth and sustainability for small churches.

  • Path to the Pulpit

    Brad Thie, new director of the Thriving Rural Communities Initiative, shares his journey from the business world to the ministry.