PALS

Resolutions adopted to equip those who preach and administer the Sacraments

Floor Committee 6 on Pastoral Ministry and Seminaries presented two resolutions to continue to strengthen those who serve with the Word and Sacraments.

New PALS resource aids transition from seminary to rural or urban ministry

Created and led by the directors of LCMS Rural & Small Town and Urban & Inner-City Mission, the course uses a combination of videos, prayers, Bible readings and study questions to guide new pastors in their transition from seminary to rural or urban ministry.

Video series — ‘The Pastor’s Life of Prayer’

The Rev. Dr. James A. Baneck, executive director of the LCMS Office of Pastoral Education, and his wife, Myrna, discuss the pastor’s life of prayer in a video series.

New resource encourages pastors in personal prayer

“The Pastor’s Life of Prayer” is the newest resource from Post-Seminary Applied Learning and Support, or PALS.

Candidate placement headlines COP meeting

The LCMS Council of Presidents (COP) met April 21–26, traveling from St. Louis to Fort Wayne, Ind., to place pastoral and commissioned candidates, elect new leadership and work through matters of ecclesiastical supervision. 

PALS program supports new pastors, wives

The program (Post-Seminary Applied Learning and Support) was begun in 1998 and operates in 31 of the Synod’s 35 districts.

Reporter Insert: PALS makes a difference

The September 2017 Supplement to the Reporter illustrates how the LCMS Office of Pastoral Education responds to the stated need and mandate for faithful and excellent pastors.

Baneck accepts call to be LCMS Pastoral Education director

LCMS North Dakota District President Rev. Dr. James A. Baneck accepts the Divine Call to become executive director of LCMS Pastoral Ministry, effective Jan. 1.

PALS: Helping sem grads ‘survive’ — and ‘thrive’ — in new ministries

Thirty-one PALS facilitators (18 pastors and 13 wives) take part in an Aug. 4-5 training conference in St. Louis.

Photo gallery: PALS Facilitator Training Conference – August 2015

A Post Seminary Applied Learning and Support (PALS) Facilitator Training Conference was held Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015, at the International Center of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod in Kirkwood, Mo.

Zieroth leads PALS program

The Rev. Dr. Gary Zieroth of Chaska, Minn., is interim director of the Synod’s Post-Seminary Applied Learning and Support program.

Shaping New Shepherds

The LCMS cares for its new pastors through a special program to help ease the transition from seminary to parish.

PALS can make pastors’ sem-to-parish transitions smoother

More than 40 facilitators for the Synod’s Post-Seminary Applied Learning and Support program attend an annual training conference to discuss “best practices and good ideas.”

Convention calls for ‘continued faithful witness’ by Concordia colleges, universities; supports PALS

LCMS convention delegates approve resolution to help 10 Concordia colleges and universities retain their “distinctly Lutheran” identity.