The September issue of Reaching Rural America for Christ shares highlights from the Worker Priest “Respite and Revitalization” Retreat, which was sponsored by LCMS Rural & Small Town Mission. The retreat was held July 22-23 at Saint Paul Lutheran High School in Concordia, Mo.
The newsletter offers information on the National RSTM Conference in Kansas City, Mo., on Nov. 5-7, 2015, and information is included for ordering RSTM polo shirts and fleeces in time for the national conference in November.
Details are also included about Engaging Your Community events and free monthly free 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:
- “Small Church Choirs” free webinar presented by Bill Gasau, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Emma, Mo., and Donna Owens, Immanuel Lutheran Church, Higginsville, Mo. — Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015, from 1 to 2 p.m. Central. Visit lcms.org/rstm if you are interested in participating.
- Engaging Your Community (EYC) event in Mora, Minn. — Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015, from 1 to 2 p.m. Central at Zion Lutheran Church. The LCMS Minnesota North District will help with the presentations. View schedule and register online.
- Engaging Your Community (EYC) event in Columbus, Neb. — Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, from 1 to 2 p.m. Central at Christ Lutheran Church. The LCMS Nebraska District will help with the presentations. View schedule and register online.
- “Overcoming Bad Experiences” free webinar presented by the Rev. Mark Wood, director, LCMS Witness & Outreach Ministry — Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015, from 1 to 2 p.m. Central. Visit lcms.org/rstm if you are interested in participating.
- 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. Watch for updates and more information regarding registration at lcms.org/rstm/conference.