Lutheran Week – Small and Rural Churches: The Hope of the Future

The NALC is committed to the renewal of all our congregations, working to develop and deliver resources that challenge and open the NALC to the work of the Holy Spirit in our ministry and mission.  During Lutheran Week in Denver, the Mission Festival is designed to inspire and serve as a resource to congregations. This includes specific “break out” sessions on a variety of topics.  Pastor Brad Hales is excited to present the topic: “Small and Rural Churches: The Hope of the Future”

Small and Rural Churches: The Hope of the Future-  It’s not about the size, but the relationships. And the small, rural church is truly vital today because of these relationships.  Come and experience how these congregations can grow and witness even more by deepening their relationships with Jesus, one another and the community.


Pastor Brad Hales is the Director of Domestic Mission and the senior pastor at Reformation Lutheran Church in Culpeper, West Virginia.  Previously, Pastor Hales served as the chair of the Renewal Team, New Starts Team, and Dean of the Virginia Mission District of the North American Lutheran Church. Through the power of Jesus, Pastor Hales has helped to renew several older congregations in discipleship, outreach and mission. In 2009, his present congregation was given the “Best Practices Award in Senior Adult Ministry” by the National Council on Aging. Pastor Hales has also authored multiple Bible studies and resources, including, “A Covenant of Aging,” published by Sola Publishing.  


 For more information about schedules, hotel information, or to register today for Lutheran Week – please visit:  2018 Lutheran Week.  For additional information about other breakouts and presenters, please visit:  2018 Mission Festival.

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