Thriving Rural Communities, in cooperation with Mt. Olive College and several local ecumenical organizations, is sponsoring a gathering of clergy and laity in North Carolina to explore the shape of Christian community and the nature of Christian mission in our small-town, rural context.
Faith and Rural Life: Down to Earth Ministry
April 4-5, 2011
Mt. Olive College, Mt. Olive, N.C.
The event is bookended by evening lectures from Duke Divinity School professors Ellen Davis  and Norman Wirzba ; Davis' lecture will feature the music of bluegrass group Charles Pettee & Folkpsalm . Tuesday will be a day of worship and workshops on ministry in rural places.
For the complete schedule and workshop descriptions, download the conference brochure .
This is a free event ($5 lunch ticket). The lectures are open to the public, but participants are encouraged to register for the workshops in advance by calling Laura Getz at Mount Olive College at 919-635-2787 or emailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org .