The LCMS Board for National Mission convened June 16–17 in St. Louis.
Hosted by LCMS Rural & Small Town Mission, Rev. Mike Moreno (PMHP/PMSW), mental health and marriage counselor at Christ Lutheran Church in Norfolk, Neb., presented a webinar titled “Leadership Through Conflict” on May 13, 2021.
Created and led by the directors of LCMS Rural & Small Town and Urban & Inner-City Mission, the course uses a combination of videos, prayers, Bible readings and study questions to guide new pastors in their transition from seminary to rural or urban ministry.
At its November meeting, the Board heard from its chairman about efforts to increase the efficiencies of corporate Synod so the church can use the savings on its “core competencies.”
The conference brought in over 170 attendees from 22 states and Canada, including pastors, lay leaders, and district and Synod workers.
The LCMS conference is set for Nov. 9-11 at the Hilton Kansas City Airport Hotel in Kansas City, Mo.
The Rev. Mark Wood is among speakers sharing resources at the recent National Rural & Small Town Mission Conference in Wichita, Kan.
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.
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.
This year’s conference is planned for Nov. 3-5 in Wichita, Kan., under the theme “Mission at Home: Standing Where You Are Planted.”
More than 160 participants from 24 states attend the Synod’s National Rural & Small Town Mission Conference in Kansas City, Mo.