from Thriving Rural Communities

Small Church Revitalization Event

"Fan the Flame" May 1-3 will focus on growth and sustainability for small churches.

Thursday, March 26, 2015
Path to the Pulpit

Brad Thie, new director of the Thriving Rural Communities Initiative, shares his journey from the business world to the ministry.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Cultivate Space for God's Spirit

The 2013 Convocation & Pastors' School will explore ways Christian communities are breathing new life into the church. Register today.

Monday, July 29, 2013
TRC Partner Church Rhems UMC Helps Refugees

A new fellowship center at TRC partner church Rhems UMC in New Bern, N.C. will be used to teach dozens of Burmese refugees.

Thursday, July 18, 2013
New Director Appointed for Second Phase of TRC Initiative

Brad Thie is appointed director of the Thriving Rural Communities initiative, a partnership between Duke Divinity School, The Duke Endowment, and the North Carolina UMC annual conferences.

Friday, June 28, 2013