RSTM-Newsletter-April-2016-Promo-233x300The April 2016 issue of Reaching Rural America for Christ highlights the positive difference parish nurses have when serving in rural and small-town communities.

From coordinating food pantries, to visiting the sick and homebound, to creating programs that decrease social isolation and enhance social health, parish nurses offer hope and healing to those living and working in rural populations.

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

Download April 2016 RSTM newsletter

Visit to learn more about this ministry and the resources it provides. Also, mark your calendars and be praying for the following upcoming events offered through RSTM:

  • “Welcoming Your New Pastor” free webinar presented by Rev. Matthew Mau, St. John Lutheran Church, Waco, Neb. — Thursday, April 21, from 1 to 2 p.m. Central time. Visit if you are interested in participating.
  • “The Value of Strategic Planning” free webinar presented by Rev. Todd Kollbaum, director, LCMS Rural & Small Town Mission — Thursday, May 12, from 1 to 2 p.m. Central time. Visit if you are interested in participating.
  • 2016 National Rural & Small Town Mission Conference in Wichita, Kan., at the Wichita Hyatt Regency — Thursday, Nov. 3, through Saturday, Nov. 5. Keynote speakers include the Rev. John Mehl, director of Mission Partnerships and Church Relations, Concordia University, Nebraska, Seward, Neb.; Dr. Mike Rodewald, executive director, Lutheran Bible Translators; Benjamin Winchester, senior research fellow, University of Minnesota Extension; and Mrs. Adriane Heins, managing editor, The Lutheran Witness. Registration opens March 15. More information and online registration can be found at