The July 2017 issue of Reaching Rural America for Christ shares insight into teaching the faith to college students and young adults in congregations.

This task should allow for deep catechetical conversations where the straightforward truth is communicated by someone who is passionate about what is being taught and discussed.

It also should be a worthwhile experience, since young people have less time than ever before. Giving them opportunities to ask deep questions and bring up their own topics is essential.

The newsletter also offers information about ongoing events and free monthly webinars.

Read July 2017 RSTM newsletter

Visit 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: College/Young Adults” free webinar presented by Rev. Marcus Zill, director, LCMS Campus Ministry – Thursday, July 6, from 1 to 2 p.m. Central time. Visit if you are interested in participating.
  • “Mission Insight: Getting the Most Out of Your Demographics” free webinar presented by Kurt Fuhr, vice-president of Lutheran Church Extension Fund — Thursday, Aug. 3, from 1 to 2 p.m. Central time. Visit if you are interested in participating.
  • 2017 National Rural & Small Town Mission Conference in Kansas City, Mo., at the Hilton Kansas City Airport – Thursday, Nov. 9, through Saturday, Nov. 11. Keynote speakers include the Rev. Todd Kollbaum, director, LCMS Rural & Small Town Mission; the Rev. Heath Trampe, senior pastor, Faith Lutheran Church, York, Neb.; Benjamin Winchester, senior research fellow, University of Minnesota Extension; and the Rev. Benjamin Meyer, pastor, Hope Lutheran Church, Sunbury, Ohio. More information and online registration can be found at