RFCAI Conference

IEI hosts an annual gathering called the Rural Faith Communities As Anchor Institutions (RFCAI) Conference.

The RFCAI Conference brings together rural faith leaders and partners from across North Carolina to learn from each other’s community relationships. IEI brings in practitioners, theologians, experts, and staff to dive deep on topics our faith leaders have shared are important to them.

The RFCAI Conference (registration, meals, and lodging) are free from TRC and TDE-eligible faith leaders and are provided to other faith leaders and partners at a discounted price due to the generosity of The Duke Endowment.

2019 RFCAI Conference

Featuring North Carolina’s Poet Laureate Jaki Shelton Green

May 14-15, 2019
Front Street UMC
Burlington, NC

Agenda

View the conference agenda (click here)

Event Overview

Please join us in Burlington, NC on May 14th and 15th, 2019 for IEI’s Rural Faith Communities as Anchor Institutions (RFCAI) Conference. Our 1.5 day gathering is for faith leaders and partners who work to deepen rural community relationships and opportunities. Clergy are encouraged to bring up to two laity and/or community partners.

The RFCAI Conference (registration, meals, and lodging) are free from TRC and The Duke Endowment-eligible faith leaders and are provided to other faith leaders and partners at a discounted price due to the generosity of The Duke Endowment.

Learn from state-wide leaders on topics chosen by faith leaders while also sharing your own stories and knowledge on issues like:

  • Intentional collaboration
  • Resilience and stress
  • Asset-Based Community Development
  • Education
  • Mental Health
  • Aging
  • On the ground faith case studies
  • Opioid crisis
  • Affordable housing