Engaging Your Community Event - Belvidere, IL

 30 May
 Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1045 Belvidere Rd, Belvidere, IL 61008-6502
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 LCMS Rural and Small Town Mission
Please join us on Saturday, May 30th, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Belvidere, IL from 8am - 3pm for an Engaging Your Community Event presented with the Northern Illinois District. Be sure to register by contacting our office at 888-463-5127 or visit our website at www.lcms.org/rstm for more information. This Engaging Your Community Event is geared for single and multi-point parishes in rural and small town settings. Ideally, a pastor and three to four lay leaders will attend together. Congregational leaders will examine their communities and consider ways in which they can serve the unique needs of their particular communities. Participants will identify personal and congregational assets they have in place and to make plans for utilizing their resources to engage their respective communities. One of the important themes of the event will be on building and strengthening partnerships as multi-point parishes and individual congregations explore ways to work together for the needs of their communities. Many rural congregations today are concerned about shrinking membership and fewer children and families in worship. There is no “one size fits all” solution however congregational leaders will be encouraged as they see new opportunities for engaging their communities and are filled with hope for the future. Online registration is available at www.lcms.org/rstm/engaging-rural-communities

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