church worker recruitment

‘Reporter’ supplement: Pastoral Education – Are Pastors Really Necessary?

In a supplement to the September 2021 “Reporter,” LCMS Pastoral Education addresses the question of whether pastors are necessary, introduces the new Church Worker Recruitment Initiative and shows how you support our seminaries through the Synod.

August ‘Witness’: Church workers needed

In the August issue of LW, the Rev. Dr. James Baneck, executive director of the LCMS Office of Pastoral Education, explains why and how the Church Worker Recruitment Initiative will be vital to the work of the LCMS.

LCMS mission boards hold first in-person meetings in more than a year

The Board for International Mission met May 27–28, and the Board for National Mission met June 10–11. 

CSP announces tuition guarantee for church work students

Beginning in Fall 2021, full-time students at Concordia University, St. Paul (CSP), St. Paul, Minn., who pursue a course of study leading to a degree in church work will pay no more than $6,000 in tuition each academic year.

COP navigates ongoing impact of COVID-19

The LCMS Council of Presidents conducted its fourth meeting of 2020 (its third via Zoom video conference) on Nov. 16–18, with discussion of the pandemic’s impact on the church dominating the meeting.

BNM business includes church worker recruitment, COVID-19, race

On Oct. 15, the LCMS Board for National Mission met for a full-day meeting via Zoom.  

Pastoral Ed holds church worker recruitment meeting, publishes pastoral formation ‘white paper’

The measures grew out of Resolution 6-01, passed at the 2019 LCMS convention in Tampa, Fla.

Synod BOD apprised of tough philanthropic climate

The BOD also heard updates on international mission, church-worker recruitment and the Synod’s ‘Making Disciples for Life’ initiative.

BOD meeting in Houston includes joint session with COP

Among other business, the Board heard a report from the Synod president, elected a new BOD member, and thanked retiring CFO Jerry Wulf for his service.

Seminary boards meet, look forward to ‘close cooperation’

The boards agreed to establish a formal process for their leaders to meet regularly, in addition to the bylaw-established annual meeting of the joint board.