Post-Seminary Applied Learning and Support

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.

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. 

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.

Shaping New Shepherds

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