Specialized Pastoral Ministry

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.

KFUO Audio: History of Chaplains in the Military

Chaplain Craig Muehler, director of LCMS Ministry to the Armed Forces, spoke on Nov. 9 about the role and history of chaplains in the military during a World Lutheran News Digest program with KFUO host Kip Allen.

National mission board extends third SPM call

The LCMS Board for National Mission extends a third “specialized pastoral ministry” call to the Rev. Thomas Waynick of Fort Benning, Ga.

‘I was in prison and you came to me’: Lutherans well-suited for ministry to incarcerated

More than 30 prison-ministry workers from across the Synod take part in the LCMS Prison Ministry Conference, April 29-30 in Belleville, Ill.

KFUO Audio: The vocation of chaplains

During an interview with KFUO Radio’s Joanie Harwell on May 13, the Rev. Tristan Engle, who is preparing to serve as a U.S. Navy chaplain, and the Rev. Craig Muehler, director of LCMS Ministry to the Armed Forces, talk about becoming a chaplain in the armed forces.

Prisoner’s Reflections: Meditations for Prisoners

Prisoner’s Reflections: Meditations for Prisoners is a collection of devotions written by Thomas Bird. Mr. Bird is a Lutheran Christian who was in prison for many years.