Many small membership churches are in places of opportunity, but cannot seem to make any real advancement toward growth or sustainability in ministry. In the North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church, one Charge has a unique testimony of sustainability across various average worship attendance and styles of worship. The Thriving Rural Communities Initiative at Duke Divinity School invites pastors and lay people to attend a weekend retreat at Harbor District’s Bladen Charge (Windsor UMC, Bethlehem UMC and Live Oak UMC) to experience the uniqueness first hand. Worship services, workshops and Sabbath time will resource and renew your ministry. Thanks to the generous support of The Duke Endowment, Pastors can bring a team of laity to participate at an affordable rate for the smallest of churches.
Event Date: May 13, 2016
Contact Name: Rev. Jonathan Mills
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Location: Bladen UM Charge
Event Link: http://divinity.duke.edu/events/small-membership-church-revitalization-event