Pastoral Education

‘Reporter’ Supplement: What kind of pastor do you want for your children and grandchildren?

From the font to the classroom and beyond, pastoral formation is a lifelong endeavor. It takes all hands on deck, both on and o the seminary campus, to form a pastor.

Photo essay: Serving the homeless ‘anything but traditional’

Rev. John Suguitan and Deaconess Kelly Jacobs serve the physical and spiritual needs of the homeless in Cincinnati.

Reporter Supplement: Preach the Word program assists LCMS pastors in preaching

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.

Reporter Supplement: 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.

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.

KFUO Audio: Professor Schmitt discusses new ‘Preach the Word’ project

Dr. David Schmitt, professor of homiletics at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, talks about the new “Preach the Word” project during an interview with KFUO Radio host Rev. Jonathan Fisk.

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.

‘Tremendous impact’ through first National Offering allocation

The first allocation from The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod’s 2016-19 National Offering is announced — made possible with gifts totaling $411,305.69.

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.

Pastoral Education – September 2015

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

Pastoral Education – May 2015

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

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.

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.

Pastoral Education – January 2014

In this issue, you are provided information about the Global Seminary Initiative (GSI) of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) and the positive impact this program has on its students and the world.

Pastoral Education – November 2013

This issue of Pastoral Education explores life in our seminary communities through the fresh eyes of new students and their families.