Vital Rural Church Ministry


Rural Life has always been and will always be a rich and beautiful part of the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina. In the Appalachian District, the Rural Church is unique and rich with opportunities to be the church. Many of the rural areas, though rich in culture, often struggle with adequate healthcare, economic challenges, and aging communities. Each rural community is unique and it is important to know the culture of your community.


              Ministry Matters – articles on the Rural Church

              How Community Engagement Resurrected a Dying Rural Church

              Church Leaders: Thriving Rural Congregations

              Duke Divinity School: Thriving Rural Communities Courses available