Building on the theme, “Small Places, Big Mission — Standing in the Gap,” the conference will feature the Rev. Dr. Dale Meyer, the Rev. Dr. Lawrence Rast Jr., the Rev. Richard Boring and the Rev. Todd Kollbaum as keynote speakers.
Choose from breakout topics including witness and outreach strategies, reaching inactive members, stewardship, new member assimilation, health and life issues, Lutheran schools and early childhood care mission opportunities, pastoral strategies for serving in rural and small towns, and many other topics affecting our rural and small-town congregations.
The National RSTM Conference is geared for congregational leaders from all rural and small-town settings, and it will provide training and resources aimed at helping rural and small-town congregations assess community needs and search for opportunities to engage their communities through acts of witness and mercy. While there is no “one size fits all” solution, participants will be encouraged as they see new opportunities for engaging their communities and are filled with hope for the future. Fellowship with others who also have been placed in this unique mission field will be invaluable too!
Dates: Nov. 6, 2014 - Nov. 8, 2014
Marriott Kansas City Airport
775 Brasilia Ave | Kansas City, Mo. | 64153
Room reservations: Standard $87 per night | Reserve Online
Or call 816-464-2200.
Attendees should ask for the “LCMS 2014 Rural & Small Town Mission Conference” special rate.
NOTE: Hotel reservations must be made separately from conference registration. Hotel rate includes breakfast for up to two people per room per night, complimentary self-parking and airport shuttle service. Guest room Internet has been discounted to $1 per room per night (a savings of $11.95 per room per night).
Sponsored by LCMS Rural & Small Town Mission, which provides training and resources aimed at helping rural and small town congregations assess community needs and search for opportunities to engage their communities through acts of witness and mercy.