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.

  • Cultivate Space for God's Spirit

    The 2013 Convocation & Pastors' School will explore ways Christian communities are breathing new life into the church. Register today.