Written by the Rev. Dr. James Baneck, executive director of the LCMS Office of Pastoral Education, the paper notes the lifelong character of pastoral formation:
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.
Pastoral Ed holds church worker recruitment meeting, publishes pastoral formation ‘white paper’
The measures grew out of Resolution 6-01, passed at the 2019 LCMS convention in Tampa, Fla.
Seminary boards meet, look forward to ‘close cooperation’
The boards agreed to establish a formal process for their leaders to meet regularly, in addition to the bylaw-established annual meeting of the joint board.
New PALS resource aids transition from seminary to rural or urban ministry
Created and led by the directors of LCMS Rural & Small Town and Urban & Inner-City Mission, the course uses a combination of videos, prayers, Bible readings and study questions to guide new pastors in their transition from seminary to rural or urban ministry.
‘Reporter’ Supplement: The transition is real: The pastor’s journey from seminary to first call
The September 2018 “Reporter” supplement from LCMS Pastoral Education highlights the pastor’s (and his wife’s) transition from seminary to first call.
‘Reporter’ Supplement: What kind of pastor do you want for your children and grandchildren?
From the font to the classroom and beyond, pastoral formation is a lifelong endeavor. It takes all hands on deck, both on and o the seminary campus, to form a pastor.
Pastoral Formation and Care catalog offers opportunities to support pastoral ministry
A variety of giving options are available.