A new Rural Ministry Colloquium is now available for download  on iTunes U.
Rev. Dr. Laura Early shares the story of All God’s Children United Methodist Church, a rural mission congregation where Jesus Christ is encountered, celebrated, and served in the lives of poor families. The church is located in Aulander, N.C., in one of the most economically distressed rural counties in the state. It aims to meet the needs of children and impoverished families in a personal way, through its Morning Lambs pre-school program, an after-school ministry that fosters learning, and Home Base, a food and clothing distribution facility. All God’s Children is what Rev. Early calls “a place of possibilities,” where dependence upon God and commitment to love make miracles happen.
The Rural Ministry Colloquia are lunch-time gatherings at Duke Divinity School where a pastor, scholar, layperson or practitioner is invited to address an issue related to rural life or ministry and then lead a discussion on the topic. Sponsored by the Thriving Rural Communities  initiative, these events are open to the public.