The Synod’s long-time Soldiers of the Cross grant assistance program has been “amplified” so that not only those workers who are on the Synod’s roster, but also lay workers in LCMS churches, schools and organizations, may apply for assistance.
Due to near-term COVID-related challenges, the Board in April had endorsed a proposal from the Operations Team to prepare spending forecasts through the end of the current fiscal year and abbreviated budget proposals for just the first quarter of the next.
As part of its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the LCMS will use Soldiers of the Cross as one means to continue to assist LCMS church workers and their families.
The Rev. Dr. Carlos Hernandez, director of Church and Community Engagement for the LCMS Office of National Mission, talks with KFUO Radio host Andy Bates about the LCMS Soldiers of the Cross and Veterans of the Cross mercy programs.
This article first appeared in the September-October 2015 issue of Lutherans Engage the World. Read the “Update” section for developments that have taken place since its original publication.
When an LCMS missionary was forced to leave his field of service due to the worsening symptoms of his Parkinson’s disease, LCMS Soldiers of the Cross provided a grant to help cover his increasing medical bills.
The LCMS mercy program works in cooperation with districts to provide emergency grants to church workers in crisis.
by Jeni Miller Tired out, burned out, kicked out, down and out. It’s no secret — or shouldn’t be — that our LCMS church workers are susceptible to suffering just like those they serve. Sometimes this suffering is connected with…
Rev. Dr. Carlos Hernandez, director, Church and Community Engagement for the LCMS Office of National Mission, talked on Oct. 22, 2014, on KFUO Radio about the Veterans of the Cross ministry, the Soldiers of the Cross ministry and the Gospel Seeds ministry.