Church Worker Wellness

ONM grants support resiliency programs for the Synod’s workers

Funds for the grants came from the Soldiers of the Cross—Amplified program.

COP navigates ongoing impact of COVID-19

The LCMS Council of Presidents conducted its fourth meeting of 2020 (its third via Zoom video conference) on Nov. 16–18, with discussion of the pandemic’s impact on the church dominating the meeting.

‘Take Heart’ retreats uplift, refresh pastors during COVID-19

The LCMS Office of National Mission is partnering with DOXOLOGY on a series of retreats to help pastors and the souls in their care rest in the Gospel.

COVID-19: Resources from DOXOLOGY

DOXOLOGY, an LCMS Recognized Service Organization, offers resources for pastors and congregations. Their goal is to support faithful pastors in their vital service to the dear souls committed to their care.

Fleming installed as DOXOLOGY partners with Synod for COVID aftercare

A series of “Take Heart” retreats will focus on offering respite and resources for pastors who have struggled with the changes and stresses of the past year.

Upcoming retreats offer pastors respite from pandemic

The LCMS Office of National Mission has partnered with DOXOLOGY on the retreats, which are planned for Sept. 28–30 in Bel Aire, Kan., and Oct. 5–7 in Donaldson, Ind.

Emotions and the Church

One thing that happens because we are a church body that highly values thinking and learning is that we talk less about our emotions.

The Many Tasks of the Church Worker

As we serve the church, we can leave the saving to the One who does it best.

It’s not my job to save the church

As we serve the church, we can leave the saving to the One who does it best.

Grants assist church workers impacted by pandemic

As of April 30, $321,452 had been distributed in 229 grants to workers across the Synod.

Church Worker Wellness: Week 57 Devotion – Relational Wellness

What encouragement do you need today? Who can you encourage?

Church Worker Wellness: Week 56 Devotion – Relational Wellness

Naming our struggles can be powerful in recognizing the face of God in our lives.

Church Worker Wellness: Week 55 Devotion – Emotional Wellness

Christmas, Easter, and the Cross is for you. Christ is with you this week and every week.

Who should I talk to?

We should be asking for help. We all have problems. In this sinful world not a one of us will escape the need for help. We confess it every Sunday in our churches.

Church Worker Wellness: Week 54 Devotion – Financial Wellness

My mom taught me the concept of tithing from the start of that first paper route.

Church Worker Wellness: Week 53 Devotion – Spiritual Wellness

People need the healing assurance of forgiveness God offers through His Son Jesus.