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Cultivating Rural Faith Leaders

Rural congregations are often unrecognized as permanent stakeholders in their communities. The Turner Center seeks to create opportunities for congregations to cultivate meaningful, God-honoring change within their communities.

The Turner Fellows Cohort
Each cohort consists of a small group of pastors committed to leading meaningful change in their community. Over the course of a year, they come together to develop skills in asset based community development, culminating in a community transformation project.

Community Transformation Grant
Each year, we offer a small grant to a rural faith based community. Community Transformation Grants are designed to support existing work by faith based communities engaged in meaningful community development work.

Ben Alford Scholars
Ben Alford Scholarships are full-tuition scholarships to students showing exceptional promise in the area of faith leadership and community leadership.