Many across the LCMS are collaborating on the initiative to form and recruit new church workers.
SAS launches second career focus
The initiative will seek to encourage church work as a second career path for adults already in the workforce.
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.
New staff installed in St. Louis
In October, new staff were installed at the LCMS International Center in the areas of Pastoral Education, National Mission and Mission Advancement.
‘Reporter’ supplement: Pastoral Education — Let’s talk about church work
The Set Apart to Serve initiative is calling on the whole Synod to foster and encourage future LCMS church workers.
LCMS Board of Directors approves surplus budget for FY23
The budget includes total revenue of just over $82 million and total spending of $81.4 million.
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.
Seminaries meet for day of baseball, food and fun
The game, planned two years ago but cancelled due to COVID-19, was played in Terre Haute, Ind.
Campus leaders discuss church work recruitment
The Church Work Directors Conference was convened Jan. 31–Feb. 1 by the LCMS Office of Pastoral Education as a part of its Set Apart to Serve initiative,
New video series explores ‘Life Together as Synod’
The series considers what it means to be part of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod.
New ‘Preach the Word’ module focuses on catechesis
The module is taught by the Rev. Peter Bender, senior pastor of Peace Lutheran Church in Sussex, Wis.
‘Set Apart to Serve’: Church Worker Recruitment Initiative gets new name
Resolution 6-01, “To Support and Participate in the Comprehensive Church Worker Recruitment Initiative,” was adopted by the LCMS convention in 2019.
‘Church in a messy world’: BOD looks back on pandemic year
The LCMS Board of Directors met Aug. 26 in St. Louis.
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
Obituary: Rev. Dr. L. Dean Hempelmann, former president of Concordia Lutheran Seminary (LCC)
Hempelmann died on Aug. 29 at the age of 82.
‘Reporter’ supplement: Pastoral Education – Are Pastors Really Necessary?
In a supplement to the September 2021 “Reporter,” LCMS Pastoral Education addresses the question of whether pastors are necessary, introduces the new Church Worker Recruitment Initiative and shows how you support our seminaries through the Synod.