From the mission field – Pastoral formation in Dominican Republic

The challenges of COVID-19 have not slowed the steady stream of new pastoral candidates flowing from Concordia the Reformer Seminary in Palmar Arriba, Dominican Republic.

New resource encourages pastors in personal prayer

“The Pastor’s Life of Prayer” is the newest resource from Post-Seminary Applied Learning and Support, or PALS.

Application period opens for online CPE program

Lutheran Senior Services and LCMS Specialized Pastoral Ministry are teaming up to provide the full-credit program online for the first time in the LCMS.

Synod Snapshot: Boards and Business

News from the February meetings of the LCMS Council of Presidents and Board of Directors.

KFUO program addresses questions on doctrine, faith

“Let’s Talk! The Pastor Is In” debuted March 3 on Worldwide KFUO to answer listeners’ questions.

‘Preach the Word’ Module 1 targets using stories effectively

The new resource — one of three for 2017 — is designed to help pastors work together to improve their preaching.

The Duty of Parents

The duty to teach children is the primary duty of fathers and mothers.

Broken Vows All Around

God doesn’t break His vows – even if the pastor is a bore and worship is boring.

The Temptation of the Quick and Easy

There is a reason the church gathers as a body, face to face side by side by side one another in the same building. We are created as flesh and blood people. We are not digital ghosts who transmit data. We are men and women who eat and cry and hurt and laugh.

The Best Job Ever

Think of what pastors get to do!

I Have Set a Watchman

We hear from our pastor that we are sinners. Our sin is real and it’s a problem, and without repentance and forgiveness our situation will get worse. Being the messenger with that memo isn’t easy.

PALS: Helping sem grads ‘survive’ — and ‘thrive’ — in new ministries

Thirty-one PALS facilitators (18 pastors and 13 wives) take part in an Aug. 4-5 training conference in St. Louis.

Application period open for pastor-sabbatical grants

Congregations and their pastors have until April 15 to apply for sabbatical grants of up to $50,000 from Lilly Endowment Inc.

Book on pastoral succession: ‘All pastors are interim pastors’

The authors of “Next: Pastoral Succession That Works” have words of warning: Be prepared.

SPM educational event, retreat set for October

“Lutheran Pastoral Care in Pluralistic Contexts,” for those involved in specialized pastoral ministries, is planned for Oct. 28-30 in St. Louis.

CPS launches Pastoral Support Network

Concordia Plan Services’ new support system offers resources for full-time LCMS pastors and their families.