Rural and Small Town Mission

LCMS Rural & Small Town Mission: July 2020 newsletter

The Rural & Small Town Mission newsletter highlights ways that congregations can graciously welcome their new pastor and his family.

LCMS Rural & Small Town Mission: June 2020 newsletter

The Rural & Small Town Mission newsletter highlights how the church must find her place in responding to the opioid epidemic that has affected many families in the United States.

LCMS Rural & Small Town Mission: May 2020 newsletter

The Rural & Small Town Mission newsletter highlights how God’s purpose for our lives is expressed in the various vocations, or callings, that we have. He calls us to be His children and makes each aspect of our lives “holy ground.”

LCMS Rural & Small Town Mission: April 2020 Newsletter

The Rural & Small Town Mission newsletter highlights The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s “re:Vitality” initiative and how congregations can come to better understand and pursue their mission through it.

LCMS Rural & Small Town Mission: March 2020 Newsletter

The LCMS Rural & Small Town Mission newsletter focuses on the serious health issue of domestic violence, which is statistically the most pervasive in rural areas.

LCMS Rural & Small Town Mission: February 2020 Newsletter

LCMS Rural & Small Town Mission newsletter highlights St. Paul Lutheran Church in Havelock, N.C., and its experience during and after Hurricane Florence.

LCMS Rural & Small Town Mission: January 2020 Newsletter

LCMS Rural & Small Town Mission newsletter provides encouragement to readers about holding onto the hope of Jesus’ promises despite the challenges of this life.

LCMS Rural & Small Town Mission: December 2019 Newsletter

LCMS Rural & Small Town Mission newsletter includes a recap of and pictures from the 2019 National Rural & Small Town Mission Conference, which was held Nov. 14–16 in Minneapolis.

LCMS Rural & Small Town Mission: November 2019 Newsletter

LCMS Rural & Small Town Mission newsletter provides insight into the role the Body of Christ can play in helping individuals struggling with addictions, especially in rural and small-town areas.

LCMS Rural & Small Town Mission: October 2019 Newsletter

LCMS Rural & Small Town Mission newsletter highlights how DOXOLOGY can help church members take a fresh look at their congregation and discover ministry possibilities that might be hidden.

LCMS Rural & Small Town Mission: September 2019 Newsletter

LCMS Rural & Small Town Mission newsletter explores how pastors follow St. Paul’s example when they show their congregations that they too are sinners in need of Jesus, not when they seek to hold themselves up as the perfect example to be imitated.

LCMS Rural & Small Town Mission: August 2019 Newsletter

The August 2019 newsletter from LCMS Rural & Small Town Mission shares insight into how faith communities can minister to individuals struggling with mental health issues.

LCMS Rural & Small Town Mission: July 2019 Newsletter

LCMS Rural & Small Town Mission newsletter highlights what really works for stewardship in the rural parish (or in any parish, really): putting God’s Word first, finding stewardship’s place in the Christian life and in the work of pastors, and teaching how to support the Lord’s work in a faithful way.

LCMS Rural & Small Town Mission: June 2019 Newsletter

LCMS Rural & Small Town Mission newsletter highlights the Synod’s evangelism program, Every One His Witness®, which is designed to equip Lutherans to be witnesses of Jesus to the people in their everyday lives.

LCMS Rural & Small Town Mission: May 2019 Newsletter

LCMS Rural & Small Town Mission newsletter highlights Lutheran Braille Workers, which works with the elderly and those who are sight-impaired.

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.