The April 2016 issue of Reaching Rural America for Christ highlights the positive difference parish nurses have when serving in rural and small-town communities.
In the March 2016 issue of Reaching Rural America for Christ, congregations are reminded of how, when they reach out to those in need, God uses them to multiply His love and help people in various ways.
The February 2016 issue of Reaching Rural America for Christ provides helpful suggestions for building, strengthening and supporting church choirs in rural and small-town congregations.
The January 2016 issue of Reaching Rural America for Christ shares insights about how rural congregations are reaching out and connecting to immigrants and refugees in their communities.
The December 2015 issue of Reaching Rural America for Christ recaps the 2015 National RSTM Conference held Nov. 5-7, in Kansas City, Mo., both in words and in pictures. The conference was a success with more than 160 pastors and lay leaders in attendance.
The November 2015 issue of Reaching Rural America for Christ shares the story of Vicar Steve Struecker’s journey through the Specific Ministry Pastor (SMP) program and how he helps bring the Gospel to struggling churches in rural Iowa.
The October issue of Reaching Rural America for Christ shares information about the Acts 1:8 Ministry in Green Bay, Wis.
The September issue of Reaching Rural America for Christ shares highlights from the Worker Priest “Respite and Revitalization” Retreat, which was sponsored by LCMS Rural & Small Town Mission on July 22-23 at Saint Paul Lutheran High School in Concordia, Mo.
The August issue of Reaching Rural America for Christ provides insight into how congregations can make church events into community outreach opportunities.
The July issue of Reaching Rural America for Christ provides insight into how congregation members can welcome new people and include those in the congregation who are not regular attendees. The newsletter offers registration details for the 2015 National Rural & Small Town Mission Conference Nov. 5-7 in Kansas City, Mo.
In this issue from LCMS Rural & Small Town Mission (RSTM), ways for congregations to make their church buildings and the surrounding property welcoming to everyone are provided and discussed. Information on the upcoming National RSTM Conference in Kansas City, Mo., Nov. 5-7, 2015, is also shared.
In this issue from LCMS Rural & Small Town Mission (RSTM), ways to help congregations use their publications (printed and online) to engage individuals who may not be “in the know” are provided and discussed. The whole purpose of tweaking what is being used or creating new methods is to make people feel welcomed and included in congregations.
In this issue from LCMS Rural & Small Town Mission (RSTM), ways that congregations can properly welcome their new pastor and his family are discussed and provided. Being patient, offering forgiveness and being there for them are just some of the steps church members can take to help make their transition less difficult.
In this issue from LCMS’ Rural & Small Town Mission (RSTM), the ministry partnership (“joining”) created between Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Creston, Iowa, and First Lutheran Church, Mount Ayr, Iowa, is highlighted. This combined congregation (under the name of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church) is a great example of the possibilities for ministry partnerships that exist for all congregations, especially those in rural and small towns.
In this issue from LCMS’ Rural & Small Town Mission (RSTM), suggestions for how smaller congregations can have vibrant choral ministries are provided. In addition, general information about the ongoing Engaging Your Community (EYC) events and monthly free webinars is communicated.