Rural Ministry Now: A Path Forward

Rural churches are vital to their communities but sometimes struggle to know how to best engage and provide support for local needs. The Mark Twain District’s 2018 Rural Ministry Now conference seeks to:

  • Help participants identify strengths/assets they have within their congregation
  • Better understand the opportunities and challenges in their community
  • Determine ways to intertwine identified strengths in community outreach to build stronger communities with faith foundations
  • Explore collaboration opportunities that can enhance community efforts

 The Rural Ministry Now conference seeks to provide ideas and training for church members to help support thriving, hope-filled rural churches across the Mark Twain District and beyond.

 Come join us as we draw together rural church members from across the Midwest for a day of learning and fellowship.

Date: Saturday, February 17, 2018
Registration: 8 a.m. 
Workshops: 8:30 am - 4 pm
Location: NEMO Fairgrounds

Registration fee: $20 per person

Paper registrations available through the Mark Twain District Office, contact Barbara Buck;, (660) 665-8497

  • Lunch (with vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options) and workshop resource materials are included in the registration fee.


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Volunteer Opportunities
Friday evening set-up (Feb. 16)
Saturday lunch server (Feb 17)
Saturday cleanup (Feb 17)
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