Church Worker Wellness: Week 2 Devotion – Vocational Wellness

Vocations rarely get the appreciation they deserve. You rarely get the appreciation — or even attention—that you need. What Good News does God have for you today, amidst your many vocations and duties?

How are you giving of yourself for the Lord’s Church?

The LCMS celebrates our treasured volunteers during National Volunteer Month in April 2019. May the Lord bless your service to His Kingdom.

Thanks be to God for volunteers

Thanks to God for the selfless volunteers who provide incredible support to LCMS Rural & Small Town Mission and our congregations. 

The huge impact of volunteering

Approximately $65 billion of volunteer effort was given by faithful Christians serving through their church.

‘Worker-to-Worker’ devotions build one another up in the Body of Christ

“Building Up the Body: Worker-to-Worker” devotions offer words of Law and Gospel encouragement from one LCMS church worker to another.

Volunteering with … Farming? Accounting? English? Yes!

Every year, The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod sends short-term volunteers to international locations. Read how the “ordinary” skills of volunteers have been put to use to further God’s kingdom around the world.  

Church Worker Wellness: Week 1 Devotion – Spiritual Wellness

Ministry can seem like a long haul. What encouragement and daily resources does God give His workers?

Volunteers, you make a difference in the world

Volunteering is as much a joyful sacrifice as any philanthropist’s donation, and it showcases the talents and time God has entrusted to the volunteer.

Dedicated volunteers help make Operation Barnabas a success

Volunteers make a difference in the lives of many military connected people through the Operation Barnabas program.

Freedom in ministry life

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.

My burden for someone else’s pain

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.

The church worker and curious living

Curiosity might kill the cat, but it keeps church workers healthy!

The weight of debt

Debt can weigh down workers and ministries. God gives us a foundation of hope.

Tired of waving goodbye – one of the greatest joys and struggles of church work life

Most church workers have family and friends scattered through the country. This reality contains many blessings, but honest struggle as well.

Sunday morning and the church work family

If Sunday is a “working day” for church workers and their families, where do they grab a moment of worship and rest?

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Life transitions and the church work marriage

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?