Todd Kollbaum
Todd Kollbaum
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As director of LCMS Rural & Small Town Mission, the Rev. Todd E. Kollbaum oversees the development of resources, leadership training and ministerial-support programs to equip congregations in rural areas and small towns for local and regional outreach and engagement.

Thanks be to God for volunteers

Thanks to God for the selfless volunteers who provide incredible support to LCMS Rural & Small Town Mission and our congregations. 

God bless our volunteers!

We give thanks to God for the incredible support He gives to us through our volunteers.

A Revitalization Moment

Early in any stage of revitalization, reorganization, reinvigoration or whatever you want to call it, it is easy to have that sense of excitement. There is urgency in your work and little victories seem like great triumphs. And then, time wears on.

The Leadership Disconnect

What would happen if we intentionally planned out our congregation’s work and set about raising up those leaders which God has placed in our midst? Imagine the possibilities!

Reluctant Witness

What a way to consider our calling as citizens of His kingdom…to “faithfully fulfill your role as His witness” wherever and whenever He sends us.

A Divine Birth, A Divine Gift

Oh that little town of Bethlehem, so long ago…where darkness would be shattered by the advent of The Everlasting Light.

That’s Epic

Tonight in our small burg just like many other places around our great nation, there will be a football game. But here, it won’t be any ordinary game, it’s the first round of district play so all eyes are on the big prize. No doubt, it’s going to be Epic!

Harvest Fields

Let us with great boldness, no matter where the Lord of the Church has placed us, join that great army to labor for the harvest! I pray the Lord of the Harvest blesses you with the sight to “see” the fields around you, the strength and wisdom to share His love and the joy that comes from serving Him.

Why Do We Need Them?

“Why do we need to keep these rural and small town churches going? Aren’t they just a drag on our resources?” To this I answer, “We can’t live without them”!