The resolutions call for raising awareness of human trafficking, encouraging pastoral care for those who suffer from mental illness, and giving thanks for LCMS Disaster Response’s faithful work.
The issue includes the story of the Rev. Michael Kasting’s journey navigating the fatigue and challenges of caring for his wife, Sue, after her diagnosis with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease.
The coalition — a collection of representatives from around the Synod — supports and fosters conversations about church worker wellness.
National Suicide Prevention Week is Sept. 5–11, and World Suicide Prevention Day is Sept. 10.
Hosted by LCMS Urban & Inner-City Mission, Deaconess Kimberly Trombley of Bethesda Ministries presents a free webinar titled “Ministry with People With Disabilities.”
On July 23, Floor Committee 3 passed resolutions commending LCMS Disaster Response and the Synod’s life ministries and encouraging further training to care for those with mental illness.
The October issue of The Lutheran Witness examines topics relating to ministry and mental health.
The Rev. Jeff Pflug and Richard Davenport joined KFUO Radio host Andy Bates to discuss “The Church & Mental Health Workshop” scheduled for Saturday, March 25, 2017, at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Dillsboro, Ind.