The Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod
Providing Guidance and Support to Rural and Small Town Churches
The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s Rural & Small Town Mission supports pastors, professional church workers and lay leaders to meet the challenges of leading Christ-centered outreach in their unique communities.
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The LCMS will host its 2017 National Rural & Small Town Mission Conference on Nov. 9-11 in Kansas City, Mo., at the Hilton Kansas City Airport Hotel. The theme is “Standing on Our Heritage: It’s Still All About Jesus.”
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Rural & Small Town Mission webinars provide Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod pastors and congregational leaders with practical, relevant ideas for engaging the community with the Gospel.
Webinars are typically offered monthly, and archives are available for viewing.
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Engaging Your Community events can help leaders identify congregational assets and make plans for using resources to engage communities with the Gospel.
Engaging the Wandering events are designed to assist congregations with practical approaches for engaging and reaching inactive members with the Gospel.
Cost per individual is $25. For more information, or to schedule an event in your district, contact Amy Gerdts.
The annual conference addresses the blessings and challenges facing rural and small-town congregations, encouraging them and their leaders in cultivating healthy churches.
Congregations face unique challenges, and Rural & Small Town Mission offers several outreach strategies and resources, including:
Contact Amy Gerdts at 888-463-5127 or at email@example.com if you have questions about specific resources.
The monthly RSTM newsletter offers suggestions for building, strengthening and supporting congregations.
Rev. Todd Kollbaum, Director
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RSTM supports rural and small town congregations because, while the work to which God has called them is the same across the country, the context in which that work is carried out varies from setting to setting.
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