Connect Church Application Now Open

October 5, 2022

Connect Church is a program offered by the NC Rural Center's Faith in Rural Communities aimed at helping churches renew their faithful witness and connect with opportunities to improve the health and prosperity of their communities. It is funded through the generous support of The Duke Endowment.
The nine-month Connect Church program provides in-person coaching, training, and resources to increase your church’s missional engagement impact. Our coaches and experts focus on your church and your community.
Your church creates a church team of 6-10 people interested in leading missional engagement. This team agrees to meet at least twice per month over the nine months and participate in two Saturday workshops.
What we offer:
  • monthly coaching for a team of church leaders;
  • assistance in understanding the community's and the church’s assets;
  • networking with other churches asking the same questions;
  • a grant up to $10,000 for Duke Endowment eligible churches to launch a new or expanded missional engagement project.  
Click here to apply. The deadline is November 1, 2022.
For more information, contact Rev. Darren Crotts, Faith in Rural Communities program manager, at or 336-909-1919.

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