Resources — Thriving Rural Communities at IEI


Resources for the Rural Church as Anchor Institute

Below are resources to help you learn about the challenges in your community and engage new partners. Resources are divided into the four policy areas, links for data and research, and general links.

Rural Faith Community Action Guide:

  • Rural Faith Community Action Guide – This free guide is designed to help faith communities understand local issues, identify potential community-based solutions, and develop clear steps to create a plan of action.





Community and State Data:

  • NC LINC – Displays data at a county level across a variety of areas and years.
  • NC Rural Center – Find data and free downloadable publications about rural NC.
  • Emerging Issues Commons – Find data sorted into four areas (Health, Education, Economics, Environment).
  • Headwaters Economics – Create county profiles and reports focused on various socio-economic factors.
  • AccessNC – Economic data about North Carolina.

General Links