Specialized Pastoral Ministry

LCMS Specialized Pastoral Ministry – A Pastoral Touch – December 2018 Newsletter

The LCMS Specialized Pastoral Ministry newsletter highlights worker wellness advocacy and resources, including the new LCMS Church Worker Wellness webpage, lcms.org/wellness.

‘Reporter’ Insert: Church worker wellness

The January 2019 supplement to the Reporter highlights how The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod is focused on church worker wellness.

Stohs receives first Henry F. Wind Award for work in Specialized Pastoral Ministry

The award recognizes outstanding leadership in the areas of advocating and promoting chaplaincy, pastoral counseling and/or clinical pastoral education.

Are you suited for Specialized Pastoral Ministry (SPM)?

LCMS Specialized Pastoral Ministry invites you to explore the vast opportunities to serve in this unique and important area. Take an anonymous online survey and browse information to help you evaluate if God is leading you to this unique, important ministry.

LCMS Specialized Pastoral Ministry – A Pastoral Touch – August 2018 Newsletter

The LCMS Specialized Pastoral Ministry newsletter includes a preview of “SPM in the Midst of Crisis,” an educational event scheduled for Oct. 2-4 in Belleville, Ill.

Register now for prison ministry conference

Registration is open for “Captive Souls … Mercy for All,” a Synodwide prison ministry conference set for Aug. 17–18 at the Hilton St. Louis Airport.

Specialized Pastoral Ministry announces new Henry F. Wind award

The award will recognize outstanding leadership in SPM in the areas of advocating and promoting chaplaincy, pastoral counseling and/or clinical pastoral education.

A Pastoral Touch – April 2018 Newsletter

The LCMS Specialized Pastoral Ministry newsletter highlights “SPM in the Midst of Crisis,” which is the theme of two educational events in 2018.

A Pastoral Touch – December 2017 Newsletter

The LCMS Specialized Pastoral Ministry newsletter introduces the first graduating class of the new Electronic-Extended (E-Extended) CPE program that started on July 10.

A Pastoral Touch – August 2017 Newsletter

The LCMS Specialized Pastoral Ministry newsletter for August 2017 shares information about the SPM educational event on Sept. 19-21 and the new Electronic-Extended CPE program.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.