Duke Divinity School will host the 2014 Convocation on the Rural Church, an annual opportunity for pastors from the North Carolina and Western North Carolina Conferences of the United Methodist Church to join with Duke Divinity School and The Duke Endowment to discuss issues important in transforming rural churches and communities, and sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Participants will join in worship, plenary sessions, conversation, and Sabbath. The theme of this year’s event is “Sabbath Living.” Facilitators will be Matthew Sleeth, author of 24/6: Prescription for a Healthier, Happier Life, and Nancy Sleeth, author of Almost Amish.
This family-friendly event is funded by The Duke Endowment. To attend, participants must serve a church that is eligible to receive grants from the endowment. The application will be available online in mid-March. The application deadline is April 18.