church workers

Observe ‘Concordia University, Nebraska Sunday’ on Nov. 17

Founded in 1894, Concordia celebrates its 125th anniversary this year.

Synod leaders meet to discuss church worker wellness

The Ministerial Care Coalition, a project of Concordia Plan Services, began in 2014 with the goal of fostering wide-ranging discussion and advocacy of worker wellness in the LCMS.

Answering God’s call

Your church has a place for you! Whether as a pastor, director of Christian Education (DCE), deaconess, music director or educator, each and every church worker vocation helps proclaim the Good News!

‘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.

New wellness webpage offers resources for church workers

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.”

Church workers and spouses invited to participate in online wellness focus groups

The focus groups will provide the opportunity to give feedback crucial to helping workers and their families throughout the Synod.

Share It! – Showing appreciation for workers

Here’s how readers answered last month’s question, “Pastors, teachers and other church workers: In what ways has your congregation or school shown their appreciation for you?”

2018 tax reform: What does it mean for religious employers and workers?

Churches and church workers are not specifically targeted by the changes but will be affected by them.

Reversing the LCMS membership decline: not just by having more children

LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew Harrison comments on two major demographic studies about the Synod.

KFUO Audio: Church work careers for young people and how the Concordia institutions contribute

Concordia University System President Dr. Dean O. Wenthe talks about church work career training at Concordia universities and colleges, and Concordia University Chicago’s Kristin Wassilak and Steve Landgraf discuss the Careers for Christ visit weekend Oct. 28-30, 2016, at CUC.

Worker wellness merits its own committee

Delegates easily pass six resolutions relating to worker wellness.

Commissioned ministers to report info in a new way

The Church Worker Update website gets a makeover, and the new version will be available the first week of June.

New video explains Licensed Lay Deacon Recommendations

The 15-minute video features task force Chairman Rev. Larry Vogel, representatives of the LCMS Mid-South District and Synod President Rev. Dr. Matthew Harrison.

Soldiers of the Cross: caring for caregivers

The LCMS mercy program works in cooperation with districts to provide emergency grants to church workers in crisis.

Letter from Rev. Day: Walking Together with Our Church Workers

In this issue of Lutherans Engage the World, you will hear and see that the Lord is at work through His gifts of Word and Sacrament, through His Church, through His people to care for hurting and broken church workers.

10 Questions with North Wisconsin District President Rev. Dwayne Lueck

The Rev. Dwayne Lueck, North Wisconsin District president, says prayer is important for all professional church workers as they struggle with the inherent challenges of their callings.