Dubuque, Iowa, USA
13-19 April 2023
Flourishing: Land, People, Community
The Bible tells us that God is a God of abundance, yet many of us live in settings/contexts that emphasise scarcity. Can we get beyond the numbers to share the stories of God’s abundance among us?
If you were unable to attend the Dubuque conference and you are in the Australasian/Pacific region, you might like to attend a gathering in Aotearoa New Zealand 26-27 May, using conference material and exploring it for our own context.
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IRCA 2023 Dubuque, Iowa PROGRAMME
Highlights of the programme included:
A three day joint conference with the Wartburg Lutheran Seminary’s Center for Theology and Land Rural Ministry Conference. (April 16 -18, 2023.)
Go to Wartburg Rural Ministry Conference page here
Keynote speakers at this joint conference were Rev Dr Gilson A.C. Waldkoenig, the Paulssen-Hale-Maurer Chair of Church in Society and Director of Town and Country Church Institute and
Dr Heather J. Major, a Practical Theologian and Missiologist, an advocate for rural ministry and accessible theological education, and in-coming Chair of the International Rural Churches Association. On twitter
- Meeting people from around the world who share a common interest in rural ministry.
- Spending the weekend (April 15 & 16) visiting and worshipping with a regional rural family.
- Field trips and excursions include the Four Mounds Conference Center, Convivium Urban Farmstead, and a visit to New Melleray Abbey (sustainable forestry practices), and (subject to confirmation) a narrated Mississippi River Cruise.