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.

Thriving Rural Communities is a partnership of Duke Divinity School, The Duke Endowment, the North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church, and the Western North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church. It also is a part of Leadership Education at Duke Divinity.

Upcoming Events

Join us for conferences, workshops, and other Thriving Rural Communites events.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 -
11:30am to 12:30pm
Monday, August 8, 2016 - 1:00pm to Wednesday, August 10, 2016 - 12:30pm