StewardCAST – September 2013

Baptized for This Moment … of Stewardship

Rev. Glenn Merritt discusses LCMS Disaster Response and upcoming conference

Rev. Glenn Merritt, director, LCMS Disaster Response discusses the role the LCMS takes in working with local districts and congregations during times of disaster.

Pastoral Education – September 2013

This issue of Pastoral Education highlights two types of individuals who play a critical role in the pastoral-formation process for many future pastors: Concordia University System (CUS) school pre-seminary program directors and LCMS campus pastors.

First-time LCMS app now available

Features include ways to locate LCMS congregations, connect via social-media outlets, stay current through Synod news sources and access streaming radio from KFUO and CLASSIC99.

Pressure Points (September 2013)

Is at least one close friendship in the congregation “critical” for pastors? The Rev. Dr. Bruce Hartung shares responses to that question.

Urgent call goes out for volunteers needed in West, Texas

Pastor Matthew Canion of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Waco, Texas is requesting volunteers for restoration projects in West, Texas, following the devastating fertilizer plant explosion in April.

Housing website offers resources, grants

The website of the Synod’s National Housing Support Corporation is a good place to start if your congregation, district or other group is interested in learning about neighborhood revitalization.

Discover how LCMS parish nurses assist with the care of congregations and their surrounding communities

Discover how LCMS parish nurses assist with the care of congregations and their surrounding communities in both body and soul. This in-depth discussion on the vocation of parish nursing includes information on how to become a parish nurse, educational programs, and the theological framework for this work of mercy in the name of Christ.

Pressure Points (August 2013)

This month’s column discusses the danger of a “pastors-only” group, and a pastor’s servant attitude.

Parish Nurse Newsletter – Summer 2013

In this issue you will find items written by parish nurses and others that share ideas and resources for promoting health of body and soul in congregations and communities.

Book explains how to share Christ with family, friends

“What They Need to Hear — Sharing Christ with Family and Friends” includes 90 letters written by the Rev. Klemet I. Preus to his elderly father-in-law, who questioned God and the Church.

Sem offers free website assistance

During the LCMS convention, technical staff from Concordia Theological Seminary will be offering free consultations on website development.

Website lists LCMS churches with Spanish worship

The website offers a number of resources for Hispanic ministry, including links to 22 LCMS congregations in 10 states that offer worship services in Spanish.

LCMS President’s First Post-Re-election Interview

LCMS President Matthew C. Harrison discusses his hopes for the LCMS’ future and his goals for the next triennium in his first radio interview following his 2013 re-election.

La Victoria Mercy House Grand Opening

We’re delighted to share this video from Sunday’s grand opening of the Mercy House in…

Pressure Points (July 2013)

This month’s column explores how a new pastor might best begin ministry with his first congregation.