"Engaging Your Community" Events
Rural & Small Town Mission (RSTM) exists to support and encourage rural and small town congregations to engage their communities with the love of Christ. In partnership with a host district, RSTM invites your congregation to join us for "Engaging Your Community" (EYC) events in your district.
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What are "Engaging Your Community" events?
EYC is geared toward single and multi-point parishes in rural and small town settings. Ideally, a pastor and three to four lay leaders will attend EYC together. Congregational leaders will examine their communities, consider ways in which they can serve the unique needs of those communities, identify assets they have in place, and make plans for utilizing their resources for engagement. An important theme of EYC events is building and strengthening partnerships as multi-point parishes and individual congregations explore ways to work together for the needs of their communities.
RSTM will assist each congregation present with bringing home some practical approaches for engaging and touching their communities with the Gospel. Each congregation will receive invaluable, personalized demographics for their community. Register early so that there is time to prepare your congregation’s demographics!
Many congregations today are concerned about shrinking membership and fewer children and families in worship. There is no “one-size-fits-all” solution, however congregational leaders will be encouraged as they see new opportunities for engaging their communities and are filled with hope for the future.
Attending "Engaging Your Community" Events
Cost per participant is $25 (includes lunch and light refreshments). For more information or to register, contact Amy Gerdts at 888-463-5127 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Engaging Your Community” Events
Engaging Your Community (EYC) event — Saturday, April 18, 2015, at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Nortonville, Kan., from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. CST
Engaging Your Community (EYC) event — Saturday, May 30, 2015, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Belvidere, Ill., from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. CST