Duke Divinity School invites pastors of churches eligible for grants from The Duke Endowment to apply to attend the 2014 Convocation on the Rural Church, August 11-13, 2014, in Myrtle Beach, S.C. 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 engage in worship, plenary sessions, conversation and Sabbath. The theme of this year’s event is “Sabbath Living,” and our facilitators are Matthew Sleeth, author of 24/6: Prescription for a Healthier, Happier Life; and Nancy Sleeth, author of Almost Amish.
In response to growing demand for this event and in an effort to include participants with a diverse array of experiences, we have implemented a new application process that includes answering a few brief essay questions. The application will be available in mid-March. The application deadline has been extended to Wednesday, April 30. For additional information, visit http://divinity.duke.edu/initiatives-centers/lifelong-learning/rural-convocation