Are you curious about ways you may be able to minister to people in a non-parish setting?
LCMS Specialized Pastoral Ministry (SPM) 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.
- Characteristics and Interests Valuable to Those Serving in Specialized Pastoral Ministry
- Ministry (Job) Searching Sites
- Specialized Pastoral Ministry Terminology
- Self-Assessment Inventory online survey
The survey is one way to help identify suitable candidates for Specialized Pastoral/Spiritual Ministry. It is important to remember that no one, on paper, possesses the perfect set of personal characteristics for either parish ministry or SPM.
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