Reaching Rural America for Christ Newsletter — January 2016

RSTM-Newsletter-January-2016-233x300The January 2016 issue of Reaching Rural America for Christ shares insights about how rural congregations are reaching out and connecting to immigrants and refugees in their communities.

Rural communities have changed over the past two decades, and the strategies for rural ethnic ministry are still evolving. Examples are provided of how ethnic ministry can be done in your rural or small-town congregation.

The newsletter also offers information about ongoing Engaging Your Community (EYC) events and free monthly webinars.

Download January 2016 RSTM newsletter

Visit lcms.org/rstm to learn more about this ministry and the resources it provides. Also, mark your calendars and be praying for the following upcoming events offered through RSTM:

  • “Community of Christ in Rural and Small Towns” free webinar presented by Rev. Gene Ernst, pastor emeritus — Thursday, Jan. 21, from 1 to 2 p.m. Central time. Visit lcms.org/rstm if you are interested in participating.
  • Engaging Your Community (EYC) event in Little Rock, Ark. — Saturday, Feb. 6, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Central time at Christ Lutheran Church. The LCMS Mid-South District will help with the presentations. View schedule and register online.
  • Engaging Your Community (EYC) event in Jackson, Mo. — Saturday, Feb. 13, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Central time at Saxony Lutheran High School. The LCMS Missouri District will help with the presentations. View schedule and register online.
  • “Assimilation in Rural and Small Town Settings” free webinar presented by Rev. Benjamin Meyer, pastor of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Milford, Ill. — Thursday, Feb. 18, from 1 to 2 p.m. Central time. Visit lcms.org/rstm if you are interested in participating.
  • Circuit Elder Training Workshop in Auburn, Neb. — Saturday, Feb. 20, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Central time. The LCMS Nebraska District will help with presentations. Contact the RSTM office at 888-463-5127 if you are interested in participating.

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