Focus Events

Education, Networking, Fellowship


Focus Gatherings

Annual  gatherings are sponsored by the Rural Chaplains Association to provide both lay and clergy persons a supportive setting for sharing insights and perspectives on the state of rural communities, institutions, environmental/ economic challenges and religious /family life concerns.
The gatherings bring together dynamic innovative practitioners from a wide variety of settings to share vital ministries that are transforming communities, institutions and congregations across the USA and beyond.
While most Rural Chaplains certified by the association serve in the United States, presently others are serving in Africa, Russia, and Mexico.

A panel from the 2013 RCA  gathering, “Come Together- Transformation through Cooperation” focused on the many faces of cooperation for the future. The Rural Chaplains Association continues to advocate for the development of cooperative strategies for being in ministry.

RCA Focus Events offer 1.5 CEU credit.

2024 Focus Event October 16-19 in Southwestern Minnesota