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.
The LCMS’ Specialized Pastoral Ministry hosted a “Pastoral Care in Pluralistic Contexts” conference Oct. 28-30, 2014, in St. Louis.
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.
“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.