Rural and Small Town Mission

Reaching Rural America for Christ — July 2017 RSTM Newsletter

The July 2017 issue of Reaching Rural America for Christ shares insight into teaching the faith to college students and young adults in congregations.

Reaching Rural America for Christ — June 2017 RSTM Newsletter

The June 2017 issue of Reaching Rural America for Christ shares insight into teaching the faith to adults in congregations. This task should be balanced between normal classroom learning and the learning that happens when individuals share life together and build up one another in Christ.

Reaching Rural America for Christ — May 2017 RSTM Newsletter

LCMS Rural and Small Town Mission newsletter shares how to make teaching the faith through Sunday school exciting and fun for students and teachers.

Reaching Rural America for Christ — April 2017 RSTM Newsletter

The April 2017 issue of Reaching Rural America for Christ shares the reflections of Craig Rinkus, a seminary student at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Ind. Rinkus and four fellow seminary students got a taste of rural life and ministry during a week-long immersion experience in western Missouri.

Registration opens for 2017 national RSTM conference

The LCMS conference is set for Nov. 9-11 at the Hilton Kansas City Airport Hotel in Kansas City, Mo.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Reaching Rural America for Christ Newsletter — November 2016

The November 2016 issue of Reaching Rural America for Christ discusses the need for congregations to reach out to inactive members.

Reaching Rural America for Christ Newsletter — October 2016

The October 2016 issue of Reaching Rural America for Christ shares the story of the collaboration between Faith Lutheran Church in Knob Noster, Mo., and the Warrensburg Lutheran Campus Ministry at the University of Central Missouri. This partnership is called the Faith and Campus Mission Ministry.

Gospel’s centrality key to BNM’s work in new triennium

Meeting in St. Louis Sept. 8-9, the Synod’s Board for National Mission hears reports on all 18 ministries of the LCMS Office of National Mission.

Reaching Rural America for Christ Newsletter — September 2016

The September 2016 issue of Reaching Rural America for Christ provides information about the 2016 National Rural & Small Town Mission Conference, which is scheduled for Nov. 3-5, in Wichita, Kan., at the Wichita Hyatt Regency.

Reaching Rural America for Christ Newsletter — August 2016

The August 2016 issue of Reaching Rural America for Christ emphasizes how we, as God’s ambassadors, sometimes hesitate, procrastinate and flat out wander from the task of delivering the good news of Christ crucified to all humanity.