Rural Church PresenceConvening rural church expressions committed to faithful presence

We believe it’s more important than ever to convene practitioners from around the country to explore the unique gifts and challenges of faithful presence in rural communities. Our conversations are often imbalanced, focusing primarily on cities and suburbs. But as we were reminded throughout 2016, rural people, places, and ministry matter—for their own sake, but also because urban and rural parishes are ecologically, economically, politically, and spiritually linked. We can only flourish together.


From 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Seattle School of Theology and Psychology

What to expect at the Rural Church Conference

Why are we doing this? While many similarities exist between what it means to be faithfully present in an urban or suburban parish and what it means to be faithfully present in a rural parish, rural presence does come with its own unique…