This paper seeks to assist the church in thinking more intently about how the church begins forming pastors before they enter the seminary.
This white paper is intended to promote continued conversation, across the Synod, about pastoral formation.
The Church is in the business of pastoral formation. She expends much in forming men over the course time to shepherd the faith and life of God’s people.
What studying LCMS Baptism and Confirmation trends reveals about the state of our church body and our hope for the future.