Due to two major triennial events, the approved budget is $12 million higher in FY20 than in FY19, but the expenses for those events are essentially recovered through fees.
Preparations for the Synod convention are proceeding on schedule, and three major Synodwide initiatives are newly underway or soon to be.
In a supplement to the March 2019 Reporter, LCMS Pastoral Education highlights how essential both LCMS seminaries are in forming pastors.
At its Jan. 31–Feb. 1 meeting in St. Louis, the board appointed seven new missionaries and continued discussions on the status of international schools and cooperative work with partner churches, districts and mission societies.
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.
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.
“The Pastor’s Life of Prayer” is the newest resource from Post-Seminary Applied Learning and Support, or PALS.
In a supplement to the October 2018 Reporter, LCMS Pastoral Education highlights Preach the Word (PTW), a post-seminary continuing-education initiative out of the LCMS Office of the President.
Rev. John Suguitan and Deaconess Kelly Jacobs serve the physical and spiritual needs of the homeless in Cincinnati.
A Supplement to the Reporter highlights the Preach the Word program, which is designed to assist the pastors of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod as they proclaim the saving Gospel of Jesus Christ to their congregations and communities.
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.