The January 2019 supplement to the Reporter highlights how The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod is focused on church worker wellness.
“One of the Synod’s seven mission priorities is to ‘nurture the spiritual, emotional and physical well-being of pastors and professional church workers,’ ” says the Rev. Dr. Herbert C. Mueller Jr., LCMS first vice-president.
“Healthy workers make for healthy churches. That’s why we need to help those who serve us with the Gospel to drink deeply of the Word of God so they will have what it takes to bring the Word to others.”
In 2016, the Synod in convention passed five resolutions — including 2016 Res. 18-05, “To Encourage District Presidents, Circuit Visitors, and Congregations to Utilize Resources Already Established for Ministerial Wellness” — to address worker wellness.
A new webpage, lcms.org/wellness, is one result of this focus, and the Reporter insert provides an overview of church worker wellness resources.Download