church workers

10 Questions with North Wisconsin District President Rev. Dwayne Lueck

The Rev. Dwayne Lueck, North Wisconsin District president, says prayer is important for all professional church workers as they struggle with the inherent challenges of their callings.

Infographic: Become a Church Worker

Do you know someone who is considering a career as a Lutheran pastor, teacher, deaconess or other church worker? There are many different ways to serve the church and its vital ministries. Learn more about where the various church-work programs are offered around the country.

Celebrating Church Workers – October 2014

The Lutheran Church−Missouri Synod celebrates the sometimes-unsung servants of the Church by giving thanks for all of our professional church workers who serve the people of God in body and soul.

Church Workers: Showing and Sharing God’s Love

Faithful church workers teach about the saving grace of Jesus Christ and dedicate their lives to sharing God’s love and serving Him through their vocations. Read about how three church workers carry out their calls at Christ Lutheran Church in Normal, Ill.

Pressure Points (June 2014)

The Rev. Dr. Bruce Hartung discusses how congregations can be welcoming and supportive to new church workers.

Pressure Points (May 2014)

The Rev. Dr. Bruce Hartung discusses the issue of computer use by pastors: how much is too much?

An Ounce of Prevention

By providing retreats and workshops for church workers, congregations and ministry teams, Grace Place Lutheran Wellness Ministries strives to provide preventive “pause points” that help LCMS church workers achieve balance and wellness in all areas of life.

Emotional and Spiritual Healing for Hurting Church Workers

Shepherd’s Canyon Retreat in Arizona, an RSO of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, offers weeklong retreats for the emotional and spiritual healing of hurting church workers.

Helping Church Workers in Crisis

Soldiers of the Cross and Veterans of the Cross are two LCMS mercy programs that help faithful pastors, teachers and other church workers in financial crisis.

DOXOLOGY Strengthening Shepherds for Service

DOXOLOGY offers 10 days of intensive study for pastors through a yearlong program that refreshes and renews pastors, spouses and lay leaders.

Loving Those Who Serve

In the Synod’s national mission work, we specifically address the mission priorities of the LCMS. But none are as equally significant and challenging as “promoting and nurturing the spiritual, emotional and physical well-being of pastors and professional church workers.”

Harrison encourages church workers in videos

LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison encourages clergymen in their preaching and urges congregations to encourage their church workers.

Pressure Points (April 2014)

The Rev. Dr. Bruce Hartung discusses the use of Internet pornography by church workers and pastors who spend many hours on their computers.

Pressure Points (November 2013)

This month’s column addresses readers’ concerns that relate to church workers and congregations or schools.

Coalition forms to set ‘action plans’ for church-worker wellness

Members of a new “Ministerial Care Coalition” to improve the health and care of LCMS church workers are developing action plans toward that goal.