church workers

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.

Infographic: Become a Church Worker

Do you know someone who is considering a career as a Lutheran pastor, teacher, deaconess or other church worker? There are many different ways to serve the church and its vital ministries. Learn more about where the various church-work programs are offered around the country.

Celebrating Church Workers – October 2014

The Lutheran Church−Missouri Synod celebrates the sometimes-unsung servants of the Church by giving thanks for all of our professional church workers who serve the people of God in body and soul.

Church Workers: Showing and Sharing God’s Love

Faithful church workers teach about the saving grace of Jesus Christ and dedicate their lives to sharing God’s love and serving Him through their vocations. Read about how three church workers carry out their calls at Christ Lutheran Church in Normal, Ill.

Pressure Points (June 2014)

The Rev. Dr. Bruce Hartung discusses how congregations can be welcoming and supportive to new church workers.

Pressure Points (May 2014)

The Rev. Dr. Bruce Hartung discusses the issue of computer use by pastors: how much is too much?

An Ounce of Prevention

By providing retreats and workshops for church workers, congregations and ministry teams, Grace Place Lutheran Wellness Ministries strives to provide preventive “pause points” that help LCMS church workers achieve balance and wellness in all areas of life.

Emotional and Spiritual Healing for Hurting Church Workers

Shepherd’s Canyon Retreat in Arizona, an RSO of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, offers weeklong retreats for the emotional and spiritual healing of hurting church workers.