Both conferences were hybrid formats, with options to attend either in person or online.
Specialized Pastoral Ministry
Mission boards look to convention
The LCMS Boards for International and National Mission met in January and February in St. Louis.
SPM conference to highlight specialized contexts
The 2023 LCMS Specialized Pastoral Ministry conference will take place Feb. 28 through March 1 in St. Louis.
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.
National Mission discusses chaplaincy, church planting
The LCMS Board for National Mission convened June 16–17 in St. Louis.
Obituary: Rev. Dr. James Rivett, former coordinator of LCMS Prison Ministry
Rivett died on July 8 in Marion, Ill.
Still time to register for April ‘Making Disciples for Life’ conference
The next regional gathering of ‘Making Disciples for Life’ will take place April 17–18 at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne.
McDaniels, Wurster honored with Christus in Mundo award
The award recognizes those who have made “significant, sustained contributions” to Specialized Pastoral Ministry.
‘Reporter’ Supplement: Church worker wellness
The January 2019 supplement to the Reporter highlights how The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod is focused on church worker wellness.
Stohs receives first Henry F. Wind Award for work in Specialized Pastoral Ministry
The award recognizes outstanding leadership in the areas of advocating and promoting chaplaincy, pastoral counseling and/or clinical pastoral education.
Are you suited for Specialized Pastoral Ministry (SPM)?
LCMS Specialized Pastoral Ministry invites you to explore the vast opportunities to serve in this unique and important area. Take an anonymous online survey and browse information to help you evaluate if God is leading you to this unique, important ministry.
Register now for prison ministry conference
Registration is open for “Captive Souls … Mercy for All,” a Synodwide prison ministry conference set for Aug. 17–18 at the Hilton St. Louis Airport.
Specialized Pastoral Ministry announces new Henry F. Wind award
The award will recognize outstanding leadership in SPM in the areas of advocating and promoting chaplaincy, pastoral counseling and/or clinical pastoral education.
Partnership provides respite after disasters
LCMS Disaster Response and the Florida-Georgia District work together to provide respite, counseling and aftercare for pastors and their families following catastrophic events.
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.
Video: Watch presentations from the Zion XVI Triennial Conference
The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod hosted the Zion XVI Conference entitled “Lutheran Accents in Speicalized Pastoral Ministry” Sept. 15-18, 2016.