This issue of Reaching Rural America for Christ provides insight into how success in our daily lives, in our work and even in the church should be defined. What if our measure of success was more “sanctified” — more focused on our faithfulness to God’s mission and our willingness to learn from our experience than on numbers and dollars?

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

Read October 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:

  • “Spiritual Warfare” free webinar presented by Dr. Robert H. Bennett, executive director, Luther Academy — Thursday, Oct. 26, 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
  • “Recognized Service Organizations” free webinar presented by Deaconess Dorothy Krans, director, LCMS Recognized Service Organizations — Thursday, Nov. 16, from 1 to 2 p.m. Central time. Visit if you are interested in participating.