Wartburg Theological Seminary’s Center for Theology and Land, in partnership with other financial supporters, sponsors this annual Rural Ministry Conference. The Center for Theology and Land focuses on educating prospective and current clergy and lay-people for rural ministry. The Center also seeks to empower rural churches for ministry in their community. The goal of the conference is to offer activities that support rural communities and rural church ministry. The conference is for those who are concerned about rural ministry, as well as rural church clergy and laity. The event addresses issues related to the wellbeing of rural communities and the congregations that serve them. The ecumenical conference is held each year in Dubuque, Iowa.