Reaching Rural America for Christ

Reaching Rural America for Christ Newsletter – November 2014

In this issue from LCMS’ Rural & Small Town Mission (RSTM), congregational members are encouraged to extend a hand in genuine friendship and engage with those members who attend their church infrequently. In addition, general information about the ongoing Engaging Your Community (EYC) events and free monthly webinars is communicated.

That’s Epic

Tonight in our small burg just like many other places around our great nation, there will be a football game. But here, it won’t be any ordinary game, it’s the first round of district play so all eyes are on the big prize. No doubt, it’s going to be Epic!

Harvest Fields

Let us with great boldness, no matter where the Lord of the Church has placed us, join that great army to labor for the harvest! I pray the Lord of the Harvest blesses you with the sight to “see” the fields around you, the strength and wisdom to share His love and the joy that comes from serving Him.

Reaching Rural America for Christ Newsletter – October 2014

In this issue from LCMS’ Rural & Small Town Mission (RSTM), insight into the benefit churches can realize by working together and forming partnerships in ministry with other churches is provided. In addition, general information about the ongoing Engaging Your Community (EYC) events and free monthly webinars is communicated.

Why Do We Need Them?

“Why do we need to keep these rural and small town churches going? Aren’t they just a drag on our resources?” To this I answer, “We can’t live without them”!

Reaching Rural America for Christ Newsletter – September 2014

In this issue from LCMS’ Rural & Small Town Mission (RSTM), additional information about the upcoming 2014 RSTM National Conference, scheduled for Nov. 6-8 in Kansas City, Mo., is provided. Also, suggestions are given to help pastors identify capable professional counselors who can give psychological consultation to parishioners who need it. In addition, general information about the ongoing Engaging Your Community (EYC) events and free monthly webinars is communicated.

Reaching Rural America for Christ Newsletter – August 2014

In this issue from LCMS’ Rural & Small Town Mission (RSTM), information is shared as to how this ministry helps congregations revitalize to accomplish the work God has given them to complete. The 2014 RSTM National Conference, scheduled for Nov. 6-8 in Kansas City, Mo., is also discussed. In addition, general information about the ongoing Engaging Your Community (EYC) events and free monthly webinars is communicated.

Reaching Rural America for Christ Newsletter – July 2014

In this issue from LCMS’ Rural & Small Town Mission (RSTM), information is shared as to how this ministry helps congregations revitalize to accomplish the work God has given them to complete. The 2014 RSTM National Conference, scheduled for Nov. 6-8 in Kansas City, Mo., is also discussed. In addition, general information about the ongoing Engaging Your Community (EYC) events and free monthly webinars is communicated.

Reaching Rural America for Christ Newsletter – June 2014

In this issue from LCMS’ Rural & Small Town Mission (RSTM), information is shared as to the vocation of being a parish nurse and the profound impacts parish nurses have on congregations. In addition, general information about the ongoing Engaging Your Community (EYC) events and free monthly webinars is communicated.

Reaching Rural America for Christ Newsletter – May 2014

In this issue from LCMS’ Rural & Small Town Mission (RSTM), a few community engagement examples that rural and small-town congregations are using across the country are provided. In addition, general information about the ongoing Engaging Your Community (EYC) events and free monthly webinars is communicated.

Reaching Rural America for Christ Newsletter – April 2014

In this issue from LCMS’ Rural & Small Town Mission (RSTM), sowing seeds in fields during the spring, as farmers do, is discussed in light of how God gifts us with opportunities to sow the seeds of His love in the world in which we live. In addition, general information about the ongoing Engaging Your Community (EYC) events and free monthly webinars is communicated.

Reaching Rural America for Christ Newsletter – March 2014

In this issue from LCMS’ Rural & Small Town Mission (RSTM), information is shared about a one-day Bible camp that was held August 2013 and the partnership of three rural churches to coordinate the entire event. In addition, general information about the ongoing Engaging Your Community (EYC) events and free monthly webinars is communicated.

Reaching Rural America for Christ Newsletter – February 2014

In this issue from LCMS’ Rural & Small Town Mission (RSTM), insight is provided into how a congregation can make visitors in their church feel welcome and respected. These actions can then lead a congregation to play a more integral role in the life of its surrounding community.

Reaching Rural America for Christ Newsletter – January 2014

In this issue from LCMS’ Rural & Small Town Mission (RSTM), you are provided a brief look into Lutherans For Life, an organization with the mission to “equip Lutherans to be Gospel-motivated voices For Life.”

Reaching Rural America for Christ Newsletter – December 2013

In this issue from LCMS’ Rural & Small Town Mission (RSTM), you are provided highlights from the 2013 National Rural & Small Town Mission Conference held Oct. 31 – Nov. 2.

Reaching Rural America For Christ Newsletter – November 2013

In this issue from LCMS’ Rural & Small Town Mission (RSTM), you are provided insight into the how LCMS congregations can keep the “millennials” – young adults born after the year 1980) – connected to the Church and interacting with this community of believers.