Jeremy Troxler

Pastor, Spruce Pine United Methodist Church

Jeremy Troxler is the pastor of Spruce Pine United Methodist Church in Spruce Pine, N.C. He is the former director of the Thriving Rural Communities Initiative at Duke Divinity School. He is an ordained elder in the Western North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church.


Don’t underestimate the possibilities of small, rural churches. After all, Jesus’ hometown was an insignificant agricultural village, says Jeremy Troxler.

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Helping congregations have more meaningful and creative conversations about resources

A free toolkit from the “Shifting Ground” initiative, “Let’s Talk About Resources” uses case studies, games and reflective discussion questions to facilitate creative conversations about how congregations can use their resources in service to their local community.

It can be used online or in person. These resources were co-created by Lake Institute on Faith & Giving and the innovative design team at RootedGood.

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