Rural and Small Town Mission

Reaching Rural America for Christ

Reaching Rural America for Christ — March 2017 RSTM Newsletter

The March 2017 issue of Reaching Rural America for Christ shares insight into how to make teaching the faith through confirmation interesting and fun for both the students and teachers.

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Reaching Rural America for Christ

Reaching Rural America for Christ — February 2017 RSTM Newsletter

The February 2017 issue of Reaching Rural America for Christ shares insight into how to create and strengthen the Vacation Bible School ministry in a congregation. VBS is a great way to connect children in a concrete way to the life-sustaining truth of the Gospel.

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Reaching Rural America for Christ

Reaching Rural America for Christ — January 2017 Newsletter

The January 2017 newsletter from LCMS Rural and Small Town Mission provides guidance on how to teach the faith to the youth of a congregation.

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RSTM conference looks toward future of national mission

The Rev. Mark Wood is among speakers sharing resources at the recent National Rural & Small Town Mission Conference in Wichita, Kan.

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Reaching Rural America for Christ — December 2016 newsletter

In the December 2016 issue of Reaching Rural America for Christ, enjoy reading a recap and looking at pictures from the 2016 National RSTM Conference, which was Nov. 3-5 in Wichita, Kan. More than 160 pastors and lay leaders attended.

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Video: LCMS Rural & Small Town Mission

More than half of the Synod’s 6,000-plus congregations are considered “rural” or “small town,” and these parishes face plenty of challenges. In this video, though, see how dynamic education and training are leading to a renewed commitment to help ensure the ongoing success of churches in these settings.

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