RSTM_Newsletter_StoryIn this issue from LCMS’ Rural & Small Town Mission (RSTM), additional information about the upcoming 2014 RSTM National Conference, scheduled for Nov. 6-8 in Kansas City, Mo., is provided. Also, suggestions are given to help pastors identify capable professional counselors who can give psychological consultation to parishioners who need it. In addition, general information about the ongoing Engaging Your Community (EYC) events and free monthly webinars is communicated.

Visit to learn more about the ministry of and the resources provided from LCMS’ Rural & Small Town Mission (RSTM). Also, mark your calendars and be praying for the following upcoming events offered through RSTM:

  • Prepared: Ready to Witness in Rural Areas and Small Towns free webinar presented by the Rev. Benjamin Meyer, pastor at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Milford, Ill. – Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, 1-2 p.m. CST. Visit if you are interested in participating.
  • Witnessing Grandparents free webinar presented by Dr. Richard Bimler, ambassador of Health, Hope and Aging, Lutheran Life Communities – Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, 1-2 p.m. CST. Visit if you are interested in participating.
  • RSTM National Conference — Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 to Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014 in Kansas City, Mo. at the Marriott Kansas City Airport. Keynote speakers include the Rev. Dr. Dale Meyer, president, Concordia Seminary; the Rev. Dr. Lawrence Rast, president, Concordia Theological Seminary; and the Rev. Todd Kollbaum, director, RSTM. Registration is now open for this event. Information about this conference can be found at