The November 2015 issue of Reaching Rural America for Christ shares the story of Vicar Steve Struecker’s journey through the Specific Ministry Pastor (SMP) program and how he helps bring the Gospel to struggling churches in rural Iowa.
The newsletter also offers information about ongoing Engaging Your Community (EYC) 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:
- 2015 National Rural & Small Town Mission Conference in Kansas City, Mo., at the Kansas City Airport Marriott — Thursday, Nov. 5, through Saturday, Nov. 7. Keynote speakers include the Rev. Ken Klaus, speaker emeritus, “The Lutheran Hour”; Chaplain Craig Muehler, director, LCMS Ministry to the Armed Forces; the Rev. Dr. Lucas Woodford, senior pastor, Zion Lutheran Church and School, Mayer, Minn.; and the Rev. Todd Kollbaum, director, RSTM. Visit lcms.org/rstm/conference for more information.
- “Leadership: The Relationship within Churches with Schools” free webinar presented by Terry Schmidt, director, LCMS Schools Ministry — Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015, from 1 to 2 p.m. Central. Visit lcms.org/rstm if you are interested in participating.
- “Every Pastor Needs a Pastor” free webinar presented by Dr. Mark Rockenbach, assistant professor of practical theology, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis — Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015, from 1 to 2 p.m. Central. Visit lcms.org/rstm if you are interested in participating.