The SD District in partnership with LCMS Rural and Small Town Mission is hosting an Engaging Your Community event on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at St. John Lutheran Church, Wolsey, SD. The event will begin at 9:00 a.m. and conclude around 3:30 p.m. By attending this event, participants will examine their communities and consider ways that they can meet the unique needs of their community. Participants will identify personal and congregational assets that they already have in place to be able to reach out and engage their community with the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. Registration can be completed online here or by completing the registration form found below.
A special note for those who register and plan to attend this event: Congregations who participate in this event will be provided with demographic information for their respective communities from the Lutheran Church Extension Fund. This demographic information will be used during the Engaging Your Community event. For this reason, it is extremely important for congregations to register for this event by the September 22, 2017 deadline in order to receive that demographic information in time for the event on September 30, 2017.
People from South Dakota who have attended similar LCMS Rural and Small Town Mission events have said:
"Gained a lot of insight that I didn't think of."
"Very informative and I enjoyed it. I will be using this information in my congregation."
"The whole workshop was a 10! Informational and well presented."
Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.
I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him. The LORD is the strength of his people, a fortress of salvation for his anointed one.
Go on up to a high mountain, O Zion, herald of good news; lift up your voice with strength, O Jerusalem, herald of good news; lift it up, fear not; say to the cities of Judah, “Behold your God!”
Behold, my servant shall act wisely; he shall be high and lifted up, and shall be exalted.
And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up