Specialized Pastoral Ministry

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.

A Pastoral Touch Newsletter – August 2016

The August 2016 issue of A Pastoral Touch shares information about the Zion XVI Conference Sept. 15-18 in Belleville, Ill., the first LCMS SPM online learning group and other important items.

National mission board extends third SPM call

The LCMS Board for National Mission extends a third “specialized pastoral ministry” call to the Rev. Thomas Waynick of Fort Benning, Ga.

‘I was in prison and you came to me’: Lutherans well-suited for ministry to incarcerated

More than 30 prison-ministry workers from across the Synod take part in the LCMS Prison Ministry Conference, April 29-30 in Belleville, Ill.

KFUO Audio: The vocation of chaplains

During an interview with KFUO Radio’s Joanie Harwell on May 13, the Rev. Tristan Engle, who is preparing to serve as a U.S. Navy chaplain, and the Rev. Craig Muehler, director of LCMS Ministry to the Armed Forces, talk about becoming a chaplain in the armed forces.

A Pastoral Touch Newsletter – April 2016

The April 2016 issue of A Pastoral Touch shares information about the SPM Recruitment Task Force, the Zion XVI Conference Sept. 15-18 in Belleville, Ill., and other important items.

Prisoner’s Reflections: Meditations for Prisoners

Prisoner’s Reflections: Meditations for Prisoners is a collection of devotions written by Thomas Bird. Mr. Bird is a Lutheran Christian who was in prison for many years.

KFUO Audio: Interview about worship for the military

KFUO Radio host Andy Bates talks with Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod Chaplain Craig Muehler about worship for those serving in the military.

A Pastoral Touch Newsletter – December 2015

In the December 2015 issue of A Pastoral Touch, LCMS Specialized Pastoral Ministry (SPM) discusses the opportunity for rostered ministers engaged in Emergency Services Chaplaincy to be grandparented into SPM.

LCMS Specialized Pastoral Ministry — Educational Event Video Presentations

Watch presentations from the 2015 SPM events, LCMS Emergency Services Chaplaincy (ESC) Conference and LCMS Specialized Pastoral Ministry in the Realm of the Left Hand.

Mercy Through Chaplains – September 2015

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s Specialized Pastoral Ministry and Ministry to the Armed Forces military chaplains deliver Christ’s mercy through their words and service, providing much-needed spiritual care for His people in unique and challenging environments.

Police Chaplain Provides Care During Tragedy

Specialized pastoral ministers like the Rev. William F. Engfehr III serve people during a crisis, as they bear witness to the love of God in Christ Jesus.

A Pastoral Touch Newsletter – August 2015

The August 2015 issue of A Pastoral Touch discusses the opportunity for rostered ministers engaged in Emergency Services Chaplaincy to be grandparented into Specialized Pastoral Ministry.

Specialized Pastoral Ministry events planned for May

Registration is still open for two educational events in Belleville, Ill., May 4 and May 5-7.

KFUO Audio: His Time – Specialized Pastoral Ministry

Rev. Dr. Bill Wagner, presenter at this year’s LCMS Emergency Services Chaplaincy Day Conference on May 4, talks about the two Specialized Pastoral Ministry education events that are coming up this May.

A Pastoral Touch Newsletter – April 2015

In this issue from LCMS’ Specialized Pastoral Ministry (SPM), information is provided about the “Soldiers of the Cross” ministry fund and the “Veterans of the Cross” retired worker fund.