Health Ministry

Guilt and Forgiveness and the Effect on Health

This presentation will explore how guilt and forgiveness affect a person’s health. The parish nurse will better understand how to encourage individuals to forgive others and to appreciate the forgiveness they have received. Both forgiving and being forgiven have a positive influence on health and wellness.

Surviving Loss

This presentation will address loss from a broader perspective — not just loss from death. The parish nurse will benefit from this discussion about losses due to changing health, lost work, loss of material possessions and all losses that are common to human existence.

Theology of the Cross vs. Theology of Glory with Implications for Parish Nurses

The Rev. Dr. Leopoldo A. Sánchez’s presentation will help the parish nurse recognize the difference between the Theology of the Cross and the Theology of Glory and respond appropriately to persons who explain their condition with an inappropriate understanding of one, or both, of these theologies.

KFUO Audio: Interview with Rev. Jeffrey Dock about Options for Women

KFUO Radio’s Andy Bates and Rev. Jeffrey Dock – pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church in Louisiana, Mo., and president of Options for Women – discuss the new pregnancy resource center in Bowling Green, Mo. The center, which opened on May 2, serves Bowling Green and surrounding counties in northeast Missouri.

KFUO Audio: Interview with Missouri Senator Kurt Schaefer about Sanctity of Life Committee

KFUO Radio’s Andy Bates talks with Missouri Senator Kurt Schaefer about the recent work of the Senate Sanctity of Life Committee, particularly the investigation of Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region. Schaefer is a Republican member of the Missouri Senate, and he represents the 19th District (Boon and Cooper counties).

KFUO Audio: Interview about Mercy Medical Team event in Philadelphia in August 2016

KFUO Radio’s Andy Bates talks with Deaconess Melissa DeGroot and Tracy Quaethem, manager, LCMS Life and Health Ministries, about the domestic Mercy Medical Team event scheduled for Aug. 25-29, 2016, in Philadelphia, Pa.

Workshop explores Church’s response to mental illness

More than 100 people attend LCMS Life Ministry’s “The Church and Mental Health” workshop April 9 at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis.

Parish Nurse Newsletter – Spring 2016

The Spring 2016 issue of the Parish Nurse Newsletter reminds parish nurses to focus on their own well-being as they promote wellness in congregations, districts and the Church at large.

Addressing Mental Illness in the Church

Pat Doyle offers insightful and practical information to churches, law enforcement and other community-based groups that wish to provide a caring, healthful and helpful approach to persons with mental illness.

Mercy Medical Teams: Balm for the Body, Encouragement for the Soul

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod sends Mercy Medical Teams (MMT) — comprised of medical personnel, clergy and hardworking laypeople from the United States — to provide medical care to people living in remote areas of the world.

The church is for EVERYONE

This new resource from LCMS Health Ministry provides straightforward and inexpensive ideas to help volunteers — Sunday school teachers, VBS leaders, youth workers and others — include people of all abilities in their next church event.

Law and Gospel with Implications for Parish Nursing

This video presentation will help the parish nurse recognize the difference between Law and Gospel and apply them correctly in interactions with individuals and groups.

Parish Nurse Newsletter – Winter 2016

This Winter 2016 Parish Nurse Newsletter focuses on the communities in which parish nurses live and practice — with the pastor and parish staff, congregations and districts, and the global community.

Health Ministry offers online parish-nursing course

The “Introduction to Parish Nursing in a Lutheran Setting” program includes videos, supplemental print materials and guided discussions and activities.

KFUO Audio: Interview about LCMS Mercy Medical Teams

KFUO Radio host Andy Bates talks with Tracy Quaethem and volunteers about LCMS Mercy Medical Teams. Quaethem, of LCMS Life and Health Ministries, shares details about the program, and past participants share personal stories from serving in Madagascar, Kenya and other underserved regions.

Health Ministry offers free video lectures for parish nurses

The online lectures will address topics such as Law and Gospel, mental illness, theology, loss, guilt and forgiveness, care for the aging and vocations.