The February 2017 issue of Reaching Rural America for Christ shares insight into how to create and strengthen the Vacation Bible School ministry in a congregation. VBS is a great way to connect children in a concrete way to the life-sustaining truth of the Gospel.
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.
The LCMS is in the beginning stages of creating a church-planting initiative to help districts, circuits and congregations.