The January 2017 issue of Reaching Rural America for Christ provides guidance on how to teach the faith to the youth of a congregation. There are many available resources, but the one a congregation should start with is the Bible.
Congregations that prioritize youth ministry, provide support for their parents and make a concerted effort to engage and teach adolescents seem more apt to help cultivate religious and spiritual maturity in their youth.
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:
- “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.
- “Teaching the Faith: VBS” free webinar presented by Kayla Ronfeldt, Dennison, Iowa – Thursday, Feb. 23, 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.