(Updates as of 2/15/22)
Changes to the 2022 Rural Ministry Conference
- The 2022 Rural Ministry Conference is now being held at Wartburg Theological Seminary, 333 Wartburg Place, Dubuque, IA 52003. It will NOT be held at the Best Western Plus Hotel in Dubuque. All meetings will be on the Wartburg Seminary campus. There is NOT a Zoom option this year.
- Registration for the entire conference is now limited to 70 people. If you have already registered, you need do nothing else. If you have not yet registered, please consider doing so quickly. Registration for the Monday only workshops is NOT limited. Registration closes March 2nd or when 70 people have registered.
- There is on campus housing available for up to 30 people. Housing includes linens, a private bathroom and either one or two twin beds. Links for local hotels are below. The Best Western Plus Hotel will NOT offer a conference rate.
- Conference meals are limited to lunches, dinners, and breakout snacks. Breakfast will not be served at Wartburg so even those with on campus housing will have to find breakfast elsewhere. Please list dietary requirements on your registration form.
- Registration is now reduced to $150.00 per person. The $50 scholarship for those new to rural ministry still applies.
- If you have any question, please contact Ann Fritschel at 563-589-0308 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Some area hotels
- Best Western Plus 3100 Dodge Street, Conference rates no longer apply.
- Hampton Inn Dubuque 3434 Dodge Street
- Fairfield Inn Dubuque 3400 Dodge Street
- Days Inn Dubuque 1111 Dodge Street
Creation Stewardship and Ministry in a time of Climate Change
Climate Change is impacting our world, especially rural areas, in many different ways. This conference will explore climate change’s impacts in rural America as well as well as how often rural areas become victims to injustice in how climate and creation stewardship are addressed in the United States. Grounded in biblical and theological understandings, emphasis will be on practical ways for rural congregations, leaders, and communities to think about creation stewardship in a time of climate change.