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.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 12:20pm to Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 1:20pm
Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 12:20pm to 1:20pm
Conflict Conversation Series: Moving Toward Deeper Self-awareness in Conflict