All are welcome to attend this year's ReConnecting Our Faith & Community Conference. At this free virtual gathering, we’ll process the past year and plan for the future in the midst of the pandemic, the struggle around racial justice, trauma and burnout, as well as cultural and political polarization.
No matter what faith you practice or where you live in North Carolina, join us for mutual learning and strategic planning sessions suggested by rural leaders. We’ll be especially highlighting rural United Methodist perspectives with our partnership with The Duke Endowment and encourage rural UMC clergy and laity to invite their congregations. We absolutely welcome education, health, government, nonprofit and business partners working alongside or interested in collaborating with rural faith communities to attend as well.
The event is a direct product of faith leader input during one of the hardest years of ministry and life for most North Carolinians. Attend one session or all of them as we highlight on RECOVER (May 11), REKINDLE (May 18), and RESILIENCE (May 25). Over all three days we’ll be focusing on:
- Empowering the ministry of the laity
- Racial equity
- Skillful facilitation and conflict engagement
- Place-based strategic planning
- Creative & adaptive leadership, exploring the inner and outer work
- Community building & contemplative practices
This event wraps up the Institute for Emerging Issue's three-year ReCONNECT NC Conference series, and is free due to the generosity of The Duke Endowment.