Future cultural values, education, transforming congregations, partnerships, church planting, and stewardship will be topics for the Reaching Rural America for Christ Conference Nov. 5-7 at the Arbor Lodge Lied Conference Center in Nebraska City, Neb.
Described as an event “for those living in the country with a passion for the lost,” the conference is co-sponsored by the LCMS National Mission Rural Small Town Committee and Saint Paul Institute for Education (SPIFE), Concordia, Mo. The program is designed for professional workers and lay leaders in communities with fewer than 15,000 population or are economically supported by agriculture, mining, forestry, fishing, or tourism.
The conference will include these practical learning groups and facilitators:
The conference begins at 1:30 p.m. on Nov. 5 and concludes at 1 p.m. Nov. 7.
Registration is $325 for two nights lodging (double occupancy), six meals, a banquet, and all materials. (Single rooms are an additional $65.) Registration is limited to 130 participants.
To register, call SPIFE at 888-463-5127. The deadline is Oct. 2.
Conference planners are Rev. Russ Sommerfeld, president of the LCMS Nebraska District and chair of the National Mission Rural Small Town Committee; Dr. Ray Mirly, president of the Missouri District; and Dr. Ralph Geisler, SPIFE interim director and national rural small-town catalyst coordinator.
Posted July 9, 2009