Coronavirus: Nothing new about disease … or the need for the Gospel

Through your faithful witness during a public health crisis, it is possible that people in your life will repent and receive the healing that only Jesus can provide.

Church Worker Wellness: Week 50 Devotion – Physical Wellness

The Light of God still shines when living with cancer and while caring for someone with cancer.

Crying for help and finding none

God is faithful. He doesn’t leave us. He doesn’t forsake us. He does and will bring help.

Church Worker Wellness: Week 49 Devotion – Spiritual Wellness

When might you be most vulnerable spiritually as a pastor or church worker?

Church Worker Wellness: Week 48 Devotion – Vocational Wellness

As prisoners of sin, we are each set free through Christ to be a prisoner of the Lord.

Church Worker Wellness: Week 47 Devotion – Emotional Wellness

I bear in my body the life-giving change that happened when I was baptized — when Jesus claimed me as His own.

One day with an LCMS short-term mission team in Puerto Rico

Through The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s Short-Term Mission program, a volunteer team from St. Matthews Lutheran Church in Esko, Minn., served in Puerto Rico in November 2019. Here’s what a day in life of that team looked like, written by one of the team members.

Church Worker Wellness: Week 46 Devotion – Emotional Wellness

We often tell those in distress not to be anxious, but we quickly find out in moments of stress and trial how hard they are to apply.

Bullying in the congregation

We don’t need to holler “Bully! Bully!” at the next voters’ meeting. We are, however, called to acknowledge and call to account behavior that is directly admonished in Scripture.

Church Worker Wellness: Week 45 Devotion – Intellectual Wellness

The tools we use in our vocation are important. But most important are the things that we learn from Jesus.

Church Worker Wellness: Week 44 Devotion – Vocational Wellness

Sometimes all it takes is one notecard to change our perspective.

Church Worker Wellness: Week 43 Devotion – Relational Wellness

God puts two halves into the whole of a relationship in many mysterious ways.

How a Mercy Medical Team forms

Ten strangers from different parts of America joined Ugandan Lutheran church leaders, pastors, lay members, and local medical providers to serve on an LCMS Mercy Medical Team in Uganda.

Church Worker Wellness: Week 42 Devotion – Physical Wellness

When it comes to wellness, what’s a chore and what’s a gift?

Church Worker Wellness: Week 41 Devotion – Physical Wellness

Just like our homes, our bodies require maintenance and the restoration of Jesus.

Celebrating unconventional ministry ‘success’

While we don’t necessarily believe in “success” in ministry, how do words like “growth” and “effectiveness” weigh on a church worker, congregation or agency sharing the Gospel?