As LCMS Ministry to the Armed Forces (MAF) chaplains provide spiritual care for our men and women serving in the military, the Synod’s Specialized Pastoral Ministry (SPM) chaplains also minister to those with specific needs: the sick, the imprisoned, the aging, the troubled, the conflicted and the isolated.
Such calls to specialized pastoral ministers are possible with adoption of Resolution 2-15B by delegates to the 2013 Synod convention.
Rev. Joel Hempel, manager of LCMS Specialized Pastoral Ministry (SPM) discusses an upcoming event for chaplains, pastoral counselors, clinical educators and others involved with and those exploring SPM-related ministry. The theme is “Lutheran Pastoral Care in Pluralistic Contexts,” and registration is now open. This event is set for Oct. 28-30 at the Mercy Conference and Retreat Center in St. Louis.
“Lutheran Pastoral Care in Pluralistic Contexts,” for those involved in specialized pastoral ministries, is planned for Oct. 28-30 in St. Louis.
LCMS Specialized Pastoral Ministry hosts a meeting of pastors testing the ecclesiastical-endorsement process for emergency-services chaplains and its first Regional Educational Event.