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LCMS Rural & Small Town Mission 

The primary focus of Rural and Small Town Mission (RSTM) is to support congregations in rural and small town settings in the work to which God has called them. RSTM recognizes that, while the work to which God has called congregations is the same, the context in which that work is carried out can be very different - even in rural America. 

Specifically, RSTM focuses on assisting:
      Sole Rural Parishes
      Dual and Multi-point Parishes
      Large Rural Parishes
      Leadership Training

Rural and Small Town Mission provides encouragement and support for congregations of all sizes. Our leadership training events, conferences and webinars address many of the unique challenges of congregations. For more information, please contact Amy at Rural and Small Town Mission at 888-463-5127 or amy.gerdts@lcms.org.

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.

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.  

LCMS Rural & Small Town News

Reaching Rural America For Christ 
     *  Monthly eNews Archives 
     *  Quarterly Newsletter Archives

June News - Strong Faith, Fervent Love 

Rural/Small Town Webinars

To join a webinar, click the following link: www.anymeeting.com/lcmsrstm1You can choose to hear the audio for this meeting either through your computer speakers or by dialing the following conference call information with your phone. Toll Number: 213-416-1560 Attendee Access Code: 356 351 933

Questions?  Contact Amy Gerdts, project coordinator for LCMS Rural and Small Town Mission, at 888-463-5127 ext. 314 or Amy.gerdts@lcms.org.

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