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Shaping New Shepherds

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  1. Avatar Russ Mains says:

    I believe that this a very helpful program. As a lay person in the LCMS, I have seen the problems and struggles that pastors can deal with; even after years of service. The transition period from vicar to pastor can be quite stressful, depending on circumstances, congregations, new geographical locations; and simply fully understanding what each congregation expects from their new pastors. It is essential to have support and encouragement from other pastors (new and experienced), and PARTICULARLY FROM THE CHURCH BODY. The PALS program is a creative and beneficial idea for those “called by God”, who are beginning service to Christ’s Church as pastors, after serving as Vicars.