Delegates also adopted resolutions that commend Lutheran schools, address church worker student debt, encourage family devotions and recommend youth ministry resources.
Set Apart to Serve has prepared webpages with information about how the church is meeting the need for church workers through its educational institutions.
The Rev. Dr. James Baneck, executive director of the LCMS Office of Pastoral Education, provides an update on the church work recruitment initiative.
In the coming months, each participating site will use SAS resources to discuss full-time church work with their youth and develop long-term plans for nurturing potential church workers in their locations.
Many across the LCMS are collaborating on the initiative to form and recruit new church workers.
Set Apart to Serve (SAS) is a Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod effort launched in 2019 to raise up future church workers.
Eileen Jones began serving at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Britton, Mich., when she was 16 years old.
Recipients of the scholarship must be studying to become Lutheran pastors, deaconesses or Christian evangelists serving in Africa LCMS partner churches.
The new structure more closely connects all organizational units that directly interact with CPS customers.
The retreats, titled “Take Heart! Renewed to Be a Blessing,” are funded by the LCMS Office of National Mission.
The National Association of Directors of Christian Education held its biannual conference Jan. 12–14 in Fort Collins, Colo.
To honor Young’s legacy, LCEF and the LCMS Foundation have worked together to establish the Dr. Rosa J. Young Scholarship Endowment.
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
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.