Commissioned workers of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod serve as teachers, musicians, discipleship and outreach coordinators, parish nurses, children’s ministers, mentors, youth workers and more.
Rev. Richard Koehneke identifies areas of need for the wellness of pastors, church workers and families of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod.
You’ve got a call. It’s a big deal. Now it’s time to enter the wonderful and hard world of ministry life.
Giving fresh produce seems like such a small thing, but it shows appreciation to our church workers. Here are creative ideas for providing a little extra for LCMS workers and their families.
Sometimes the big things of life get the better of us. Sometimes we know we need to make a change, but the magnitude of change crashes in on us.
“Building Up the Body: Worker-to-Worker” devotions offer words of Law and Gospel encouragement from one LCMS church worker to another.
We don’t need to fulfill any church member’s expectations (real or imagined) of what a pastor’s wife, ministry spouse, pastor, teacher, or other church worker should be. We only need to focus on God, the One who calls us free in the grace of Christ.
The church work family bears burdens and sufferings in a unique way. We have our own sufferings. Christ carries our load with and for us.
Most church workers have family and friends scattered through the country. This reality contains many blessings, but honest struggle as well.
If Sunday is a “working day” for church workers and their families, where do they grab a moment of worship and rest?
Life is full of transitions! What unique transitions exist in ministry life and marriages? How can workers build up their marriages in the face of transition?
Our identity is not found in our vocations, but in Christ alone. This is a reminder we need daily in ministry life.