International Rural Churches Association Conference, Iowa, USA, 13-19 April 2023

Theme: Flourishing: Land, People, Community

The International Rural Churches Association is a network of people with a passion for rural communities, based on the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Highlights of the IRCA Conference programme include:

  • A three-day joint conference with the Wartburg Lutheran Seminary’s Center for Theology and Land Rural Ministry Conference. (April 15 -18, 2023.)
  • Field trips and excursions options include (subject to confirmation):  a city tour of Dubuque, a narrated Mississippi River Cruise, a visit to New Melleray Abbey (sustainable forestry practices),  and the Four Mounds Conference Center.
  • Meeting people from around the world who share a common interest in rural ministry.
  • Spending the weekend (April 14 & 15) visiting and worshipping with a regional rural family.


Registration for the 2023 quadrennial conference is now open.  The cost, inclusive of conference, accommodation, food is USD $1,100. Earliest bird registration (by November 30, 2022) provides you the cheapest price (USD $1,000) with a USD $100 deposit.  For an early bird registration between December 1, 2022 and January 31, 2023 the deposit is USD $150, and for a full cost registration between February 1 and March 13 the deposit is USD $200.  Final payment of USD $900 is by March 13.

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