Resources on Rural Life and Ministry

Forms for Partner Churches
These resources are designed for the Thriving Rural Communities Partner Churches.

Rural Life Resources

  • The Covered Dish   
    Blog of the Thriving Rural Communities initiative.
  • National Catholic Rural Life Conference   
    Includes resources such as Rural Life online magazine, books on rural life, campaigns for economic and agricultural justice, bulletin inserts, prayers, and factual information on agriculture in the United States.
  • Wartburg Center for Theology and Land 
    Offers information about online rural sociology and ministry courses, the annual Rural Ministry Conference, worship resources and prayers for rogation and rural life services, and a complete page of further rural links on the web.
  • Center for Leadership Development
    This resource center offers a discussion forum, conferences, seminars, and other resources to enrich and equip small church pastors and lay leaders.
  • Student Action with Farmworkers
    Provides opportunities for students to engage in efforts to improve the lives of farmworkers.
  • Lewis Center for Church Leadership
    Affiliated with Wesley Theological Seminary, the Center offers programs, resources, and events to inform clergy and lay leaders, congregations, and denominational leaders.
  • Institute for Emerging Issues Digital Commons
    The Emerging Issues Commons supplies data to help understand pressing issues in North Carolina. The Emerging Issues Commons is a product of the Institute for Emerging Issues, housed at the Hunt Library of NC State. 

Rural Development Resources

Agriculture and Rural Life Resources