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.


  • 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.

  • TRC Partner Church Rhems UMC Helps Refugees

    A new fellowship center at TRC partner church Rhems UMC in New Bern, N.C. will be used to teach dozens of Burmese refugees.