In the December 2016 issue of Reaching Rural America for Christ, enjoy reading a recap and looking at pictures from the 2016 National RSTM Conference, which was Nov. 3-5 in Wichita, Kan.
More than 160 pastors and lay leaders attended the conference. From breakout sessions and Bible studies to worship and fellowship, attendees were encouraged to live out their vocations as they minister within their congregations and the surrounding community.
The newsletter also offers information about ongoing free monthly webinars and other events.
Visit lcms.org/rstm to learn more about this ministry and the resources it provides. Also, mark your calendars and pray for the following upcoming events offered through RSTM:
- “Enhancing Your Congregation’s Educational Efforts” free webinar presented by Dr. Mark Blanke, professor of education, Concordia University, Nebraska, Seward, Neb. – Thursday, Dec. 8, from 1 to 2 p.m. Central time. Visit lcms.org/rstm if you are interested in participating.
- “Teaching the Faith: Youth” free webinar presented by Rev. Todd Kollbaum, director, RSTM – Thursday, Jan. 12, from 1 to 2 p.m. Central time. Visit lcms.org/rstm if you are interested in participating.
- Engaging the Wandering (ETW) event in Humboldt, Kan. – Saturday, Jan. 21, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Central time at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church. The LCMS Kansas District will help with the presentations. View schedule and register online.
- Engaging Your Community (EYC) event in Crossville, Tenn. – Saturday, Feb. 4, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Central time at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church. The LCMS Mid-South District will help with the presentations. View schedule and register online.