Rural Ministries

Rev. Dan Brege invites support for Outreach Kentucky

A special message about Outreach Kentucky from Rev. Daniel Brege, First Vice President of the Indiana District – LCMS: Dear Brothers and Sisters in the Indiana District, We all know it is essential to reach out with the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. Each of our congregations has several groups–youth groups, ladies groups, Sunday school classes,… Read more »

Outreach Kentucky video highlights importance of campus ministry

The Indiana District’s Outreach Kentucky project highlights the importance of ministry on college campuses, says Rev. Rev. Marcus T. Zill, director of Campus Ministry & LCMS U for the Office of National Mission. “There are many reasons to be engaged in campus ministry, including catechizing and caring for our own, reaching out to those who are lost,… Read more »

Outreach Kentucky is “a ripe harvest field in our own backyard”

“The Indiana District’s ‘Outreach Kentucky‘ is finding a ripe harvest field in our own backyard,” said Rev. Peter Cage, senior pastor of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and School in Fort Wayne, Indiana. “It is hard to believe that such a populous region, almost devoid of any familiarity with the proclamation of ‘Christ for us,’ could be located in… Read more »

Reaching Rural America

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod has a Rural & Small Town Mission that supports pastors, professional church workers and lay leaders to meet the challenges of leading Christ-centered outreach in their unique communities. Every month, the Reaching Rural America newsletter is published with articles pertaining to small town and rural ministry. You can read the current… Read more »

The Value of Strategic Planning

LCMS Rural & Small Town Ministries published an article on the Value of Strategic Planning in their May Newsletter.   Read the article here.

Parish Nurses Offer Hope in Rural Populations

United States farming communities and their families are indeed special populations that the church serves. From the wheat fields of Kansas to the dairy farms of Wisconsin, from the or­chards in Washington to the orange groves in Florida, farmers serve our country by providing not only food and fibers, but also jobs to many. Farmers… Read more »

Rural Ministries

Ministry in agribusiness communities and in the central city present unique challenges. The district staff works with task forces to provide ministry support for those serving in these ministry settings. From time to time, gatherings of pastors and lay leaders working in these settings are called together to confer on mutual concerns. Information about these… Read more »