The Thriving Rural Communities Initiative at Duke Divinity School will host a weekend retreat May 1-3 on growth and sustainability for small membership churches. The event, Fan the Flame, is for pastors and lay persons and will focus on the unique testimony of growth and sustainability at the Bladen Charge, a Thriving Rural Communities partner church.
Fan the Flame will explore the lessons learned at the Bladen Charge and the ways other small churches can become more sustainable. The conference will welcome Francis Daniel, Harbor district superintendent, as speaker and Donna Banks, Corridor district superintendent, as worship leader. Advance registration is required before April 17. To see more details or to register, go to Fan the Flame.