40th Annual Rural Ministry Conference
Engaging and Ministry with Cultural Traditionalists
THIS EVENT IS CO-SPONSORED WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF DUBUQUE THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY
We live in a deeply divided society with divisions along political, social, cultural, urban/rural lines. This conference will be helpful for pastors who see these divisions in their communities and congregations and are looking for ways to minister to all people.
Our keynote Speaker Tex Sample will explore this division by looking at a key demographic, cultural traditionalists. Cultural traditionalists are the largest demographic in rural America and one of the largest in the country. This demographic is not limited by age, gender, or denomination –who knows- you may be a cultural traditionalist.
The presentations of Tex Sample will provide a description of this important group and offer suggestions for working with cultural traditionalists. These presentations are valuable not only for small town and rural congregations but will provide a greater understanding of this demographic found in many, if not most, congregations.
The Rev. Dr. Tex Sample brings years of ministry experience, teaching and research to this topic. His most recent books include A Christian Justice for the Common Good, and Working Class Rage: A Field Guide to White Anger and Pain. Tex Sample has participated throughout his career in both the church and the community, with a focus on social, racial, gender, and economic justice issues, community organizing, and interfaith movements. He has been one of the best received presenters at the Rural Ministry Conference. See his tab for more information.
The 40th Rural Ministry Conference was held via Zoom on Monday, March 8, 2021. View the schedule tab below to see video recordings of the sessions.