The June 2016 issue of Reaching Rural America for Christ emphasizes the importance of congregations implementing agreed-upon strategic plans and following through on them. Congregational leaders need to give as much attention to the process of implementation as they do to the process of planning. Helpful suggestions are provided to keep the ball rolling on strategic planning.
The newsletter also offers information about events and free monthly webinars.
Visit lcms.org/rstm 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:
- “Keeping the Ball Rolling with Strategic Planning” free webinar presented by Rev. Dr. Lee Hagan, district president, LCMS Missouri District — Thursday, June 16, from 1 to 2 p.m. Central time. Visit lcms.org/rstm if you are interested in participating.
- “Following Through with Strategic Planning” free webinar presented by Rev. Aaron Witt, pastor, Christ Lutheran Church, Columbus, Neb. — Thursday, July 28, from 1 to 2 p.m. Central time. Visit lcms.org/rstm 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 lcms.org/rstm/conference.