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.
The January 2019 supplement to the Reporter highlights how The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod is focused on church worker wellness.
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?
One of the seven mission priorities of the LCMS Board for National Mission is to “promote and nurture the spiritual, emotional, and physical well-being of pastors and professional church workers.”
Our identity is not found in our vocations, but in Christ alone. This is a reminder we need daily in ministry life.
There is only so much time, energy, and money in this world and a lot pulling at our attention, particularly as workers in the church. Introducing one tool to help you grow in wellness…
What special expectations do we have for the children of our church workers? Offering grace to all the children in our churches.
The Holy Ministry does not bubble wrap pastors. In fact, it can compound mental health stressors in ways that many other vocations do not.
What do you wish people saw in you, or do you wish they saw if they looked beyond one title or vocation?
The focus groups will provide the opportunity to give feedback crucial to helping workers and their families throughout the Synod.
Even the greatest of Christians can suffer from mental illness. In this letter from C.F.W. Walther to his congregation, Walther describes his debilitating depression and the beginnings of respite and healing.