Rural Church or Small Membership Church Online Resources


Duke Divinity School
The Seminary provides this link to resources for the rural church:

Rural Faith Development
Rural Faith Development Community Development Corporation serves as a catalyst for well-being by providing leadership in innovation and entrepreneurial approaches. As an affiliate ministry of the Western North Carolina Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, RFD CDC gives special focus to rural, small, and/or impoverished communities. Learn more at: 

Lay Academy for Rural Church Ministries
Helping Certified Lay Ministers receive quality training with a flexible schedule and affordable cost:

Sustaining Pastoral Excellence
Sustaining Pastoral Excellence is a grant program created by Lilly Endowment, Inc., to help maintain the high caliber of many of the country’s pastoral leaders. It provides the information for rural church leadership at