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