2015 Convocation on the Rural Church

2015 Convocation on the Rural Church
Monday, August 10, 2015 to Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Rural Church
Marriott Resort & Spa at Grand Dunes Myrtle Beach, SC
The Convocation on the Rural Church is an annual opportunity for pastors of Duke Endowment-eligible churches 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 that are important in transforming rural churches and communities and sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Participants will join in worship, plenary sessions, and fellowship. The theme of this year’s event is “Living Into Community,” and our guest will be Dr. Christine Pohl, Professor of Church in Society at Asbury Theological Seminary. Dr. Pohl is the author of Living Into Community and Making Room: Recovering Hospitality as a Christian Tradition.
In response to growing demand for this event and in an effort to include participants with a diverse array of experiences, we have implemented an application process that includes answering a few brief essay questions. The application is now available online. The application deadline is Wednesday, April 22. Those selected to attend will receive notification and be invited to register beginning in mid-May; all others will be added to a waiting list. Submit your application now! 

Questions regarding this event can be directed to Rev. Brad Thie, Director of Thriving Rural Communities, at 919-660-3423 or bthie@div.duke.edu, or Kelcie Morningstar, Event Program Coordinator, at kmorningstar@div.duke.edu.  

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