Resources on Rural Life and Ministry
Forms for Partner Churches
These resources are designed for the Thriving Rural Communities Partner Churches.
- Thriving Rural Communities Travel Reimbursement (pdf)
- Thriving Rural Communities Invoice (pdf)
- Thriving Rural Communities Planning Grant Application (pdf)
- Thriving Rural Communities Grant Program Request for Proposals (pdf)
- Thriving Rural Communiities Kickstart Grants Request for Proposals (pdf)
- Thriving Rural Communities Quarterly Grant Report (pdf)
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
- Rural Advancement Foundation International (RAFI-USA)
Offers information about organization that promotes sustainable agriculture and the health of rural communities, as well as updates on U.S. farm policies.
- Christian Community Development Association
Offers training and development resources designed to inspire and connect Christians and help them to restore under-resourced communities
Agriculture and Rural Life Resources
- The Daily Yonder
News and commentary on how national issues are affecting rural America.
- USDA Rural Information Center
Fills requests for information on a variety of community development programs and services.
- NC Department of Agriculture
The state governmental agency overseeing agricultural policies and services.