Pastoral Education Newsletter

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Pastoral Education: March 2017 — Pastors in the public square

St. Paul in Athens (Acts 17) is an excellent example of a pastor speaking in the public square. What kind of formation needed to take place for Paul to speak the way he did in the Areopagus? First, he would need to have an in-depth understanding of the Holy Scriptures.

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Pastoral Education – January 2016

Starting in 2016, every pastor in the LCMS will have an opportunity to begin work on his continuing education portfolio toward participating in qualified continuing education experiences that will enhance his service to the church.

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Pastoral Education – September 2015

The essentials of pastoral formation remain the same throughout the ages: Oratio, Meditatio, Tentatio (prayer, meditation, spiritual affliction and trial).

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Pastoral Education – May 2015

The essentials of pastoral formation remain the same throughout the ages: Oratio, Meditatio, Tentatio (prayer, meditation, spiritual affliction and trial).

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Pastoral Education – November 2014

Our two LCMS seminaries, Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Ind., and Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, begin the process of pastoral formation through their Master of Divinity (M.Div.) programs, the most typical route to the Office of the Holy Ministry.

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Pastoral Education – June 2014

This issue of Pastoral Education highlights newly instituted changes in the Doctor of Ministry programs at both Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) seminaries. This a wonderful time for parish pastors to investigate the possibility of pursuing a D.Min. degree.

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