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.

Friday, May 13, 2016 - 1:00pm to Sunday, May 15, 2016 - 12:00pm
Monday, August 8, 2016 - 1:00pm to Wednesday, August 10, 2016 - 12:30pm
Monday, October 10, 2016 - 8:00am to Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 4:30pm