Rural and Small Town Mission

LCMS Rural & Small Town Mission webinar: ‘Leadership Through Conflict’

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.

BNM updated on licensed lay deacons, stewardship and rural ministry

The LCMS Board for National Mission met Feb. 21–22 in St. Louis.

Registration open for 2019 Rural & Small Town Mission Conference

The conference is set for Nov. 14–16 in Minneapolis.

New PALS resource aids transition from seminary to rural or urban ministry

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.

BOD continues on path toward best corporate stewardship

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.” 

Rural & Small Town Mission conference a ‘joy’ for attendees

The conference brought in over 170 attendees from 22 states and Canada, including pastors, lay leaders, and district and Synod workers.

Registration opens for 2018 National Rural & Small Town Mission Conference

The conference will be held Nov. 8–10 in Kansas City, Mo., under the theme “Have No Fear.”

Rural and Small Town Mission conference ‘all about Jesus’

The conference was held Nov. 9–11 in Kansas City, Mo.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Rural & Small Town Mission Conference set for Wichita

This year’s conference is planned for Nov. 3-5 in Wichita, Kan., under the theme “Mission at Home: Standing Where You Are Planted.”

RSTM conference looks at ‘ripe harvest,’ barriers to outreach

More than 160 participants from 24 states attend the Synod’s National Rural & Small Town Mission Conference in Kansas City, Mo.

Registration opens for 2015 RSTM conference

Registration is open through Sept. 15 for the Synod’s 2015 National Rural & Small Town Mission Conference, set for Nov. 5-7 in Kansas City, Mo.

Rural-church leaders invited to ‘Engaging Your Community’

The outreach event sponsored by LCMS Rural & Small Town Mission and the Synod’s Kansas District is planned for March 21 in Nortonville, Kan.