Publications

Reaching Rural America for Christ Newsletter – June 2014

In this issue from LCMS’ Rural & Small Town Mission (RSTM), information is shared as to the vocation of being a parish nurse and the profound impacts parish nurses have on congregations. In addition, general information about the ongoing Engaging Your Community (EYC) events and free monthly webinars is communicated.

StewardCast Newsletter – May 2014

In this issue from LCMS’ Stewardship Ministry, insight is provided into the differences between volunteerism and stewardship. What these differences mean for the local congregation as it strives to build faithful stewards in Christ are also provided.

Great Expectations Newsletter – April 2014

In this issue from LCMS’ Office of National Mission, the topic of helping versus enabling older adults in their spiritual lives is discussed. Some ways a congregation can handle the fine line between these two concepts — and, at the same time, equip older adults in a congregation to better care for themselves spiritually — are outlined and explained.

Reaching Rural America for Christ Newsletter – May 2014

In this issue from LCMS’ Rural & Small Town Mission (RSTM), a few community engagement examples that rural and small-town congregations are using across the country are provided. In addition, general information about the ongoing Engaging Your Community (EYC) events and free monthly webinars is communicated.

StewardCast Newsletter – April 2014

In this issue from LCMS’ Stewardship Ministry, insight is provided into the importance of “preparing the soil for a stewardship harvest” within congregations. This preparation starts with Word of God and is based on the work of the Holy Spirit. With both of these tools to call upon, faithful stewardship in congregations will be given from the Lord.

Entirely True; Accurately Given

This indicates that what I know to be so by faith—that is, the words of Jesus, the accounts of Jesus, His death and resurrection, and the words and works of the apostles— is entirely true and accurately given in the New Testament

Parish Nurse Newsletter – Spring 2014

In this issue, you will find items written by parish nurses and others that share ideas and resources for promoting health of body and soul in congregations and communities.

Reaching Rural America for Christ Newsletter – April 2014

In this issue from LCMS’ Rural & Small Town Mission (RSTM), sowing seeds in fields during the spring, as farmers do, is discussed in light of how God gifts us with opportunities to sow the seeds of His love in the world in which we live. In addition, general information about the ongoing Engaging Your Community (EYC) events and free monthly webinars is communicated.

The Newsletter of The 72 – March 2014

In this issue from LCMS’ Witness & Outreach Ministry, you will read about the work that has been done and is currently being done through The 72 program. You are provided feedback from a few congregations who have worked with The 72 this past year. In addition, information about The 72 training module updates and upcoming training events for those new to The 72 program is provided.

Great Expectations Newsletter – March 2014

In this issue from LCMS’ Office of National Mission, how Americans view death, dying and other end-of-life issues is discussed. Some ways a congregation can help the seniors it serves address and be fully served by these end-of-life views they adopt for themselves are outlined and explained.

StewardCast Newsletter – March 2014

In this issue from LCMS’ Stewardship Ministry, insight is provided into the importance of having healthy and balanced implicit and explicit ministry goals when it comes to stewardship, for an individual and for an entire congregation. They need to work together so that all of life and life’s resources are used in faithful service to the Lord.

Reaching Rural America for Christ Newsletter – March 2014

In this issue from LCMS’ Rural & Small Town Mission (RSTM), information is shared about a one-day Bible camp that was held August 2013 and the partnership of three rural churches to coordinate the entire event. In addition, general information about the ongoing Engaging Your Community (EYC) events and free monthly webinars is communicated.

StewardCast Newsletter – February 2014

In this issue from LCMS’ Stewardship Ministry, insight is provided into the importance of having resources (“tools”) within a congregation to instruct people on stewardship. But more than that, readers are reminded that having faithful craftsmen within congregations who know how to apply God’s Word in stewardship is even more essential.

Great Expectations Newsletter – February 2014

In this issue from LCMS’ Office of National Mission, the need to care for those members of a congregation who are caregivers for older adults in the parish is discussed. Some of the ways a congregation can encourage these caregivers are then outlined and explained.