Specialized Pastoral Ministry

The Rev. Brian Bucklew and his family enjoy some much-needed time at Disney’s Magic Kingdom in Orlando, Fla., as part of the disaster-victim respite care offered by LCMS Disaster Response and the LCMS Florida-Georgia District. A May 10, 2015, tornado destroyed the church building and parsonage of Zion Lutheran Church in Delmont, S.D. — one of two congregations where he is pastor. (Jennifer Bucklew)

Partnership provides respite after disasters

LCMS Disaster Response and the Florida-Georgia District work together to provide respite, counseling and aftercare for pastors and their families following catastrophic events.

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A Pastoral Touch – May 2017 Newsletter

The LCMS Specialized Pastoral Ministry newsletter for May 2017 highlights a new all-electronic, full-credit Clinical Pastoral Education program starting this summer.

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The Rev. Jeffery Scheer greets residents at Laclede Groves, a Lutheran Senior Services facility in Webster Groves, Mo. (LCMS/Erik M. Lunsford)

Application period opens for online CPE program

Lutheran Senior Services and LCMS Specialized Pastoral Ministry are teaming up to provide the full-credit program online for the first time in the LCMS.

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Video: Watch presentations from the Zion XVI Triennial Conference

The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod hosted the Zion XVI Conference entitled “Lutheran Accents in Speicalized Pastoral Ministry” Sept. 15-18, 2016.

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A Pastoral Touch Newsletter – December 2016

Specialized Pastoral Ministry’s December 2016 newsletter highlights 2016 Christus in Mundo award recipients – Rev. James Rivett and Rev. Dr. William Wagner.

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KFUO Audio: History of Chaplains in the Military

Chaplain Craig Muehler, director of LCMS Ministry to the Armed Forces, spoke on Nov. 9 about the role and history of chaplains in the military during a World Lutheran News Digest program with KFUO host Kip Allen.

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