Many across the LCMS are collaborating on the initiative to form and recruit new church workers.
Pilot program to test SAS resources
Set Apart to Serve (SAS) is a Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod effort launched in 2019 to raise up future church workers.
‘A way to serve’: Organist honored for 70 years at same congregation
Eileen Jones began serving at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Britton, Mich., when she was 16 years old.
Bernhard M. Seter scholarship to support church work students in Africa
Recipients of the scholarship must be studying to become Lutheran pastors, deaconesses or Christian evangelists serving in Africa LCMS partner churches.
Concordia Plans restructures to strengthen focus on workers
The new structure more closely connects all organizational units that directly interact with CPS customers.
Celebrate church workers in October
Find ways to show gratitude and support for church workers.
Summer KFUO series highlights ‘Set Apart to Serve’ initiative
The series will air on KFUO’s “The Coffee Hour” on Fridays during June, July and August.
Retreats offer rest for commissioned workers
The retreats, titled “Take Heart! Renewed to Be a Blessing,” are funded by the LCMS Office of National Mission.
DCEs gather to learn, connect and share their faith
The National Association of Directors of Christian Education held its biannual conference Jan. 12–14 in Fort Collins, Colo.
Rosa J. Young scholarships to support African American church work students
To honor Young’s legacy, LCEF and the LCMS Foundation have worked together to establish the Dr. Rosa J. Young Scholarship Endowment.
Celebrate Church Worker Appreciation Month in October
Congregations and school communities are encouraged to use the month of October to demonstrate appreciation not only for their pastors, but for all workers in the parish and school
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.
Concordia Deaconess Conference celebrates 40 years
The organization was not able to observe its 40th anniversary last year due to the pandemic, so chose instead to commemorate the anniversary at this year’s conference.
First respite retreat held for commissioned ministers
The retreat consisted of three days of worship, learning and fellowship offered at no cost to participants.
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.
COVID-19 and the church: One year later
Over the last year, LCMS Research Services has carried out a series of surveys to study how the Synod’s churches, schools and workers are doing during the COVID-19 pandemic.