Veterans of the Cross

KFUO Audio: LCMS Soldiers and Veterans of the Cross programs

The Rev. Dr. Carlos Hernandez, director of Church and Community Engagement for the LCMS Office of National Mission, talks with KFUO Radio host Andy Bates about the LCMS Soldiers of the Cross and Veterans of the Cross mercy programs.

Church-Worker Wellness: When One Suffers…

This article first appeared in the September-October 2015 issue of Lutherans Engage the World. Read the “Update” section for developments that have taken place since its original publication.

Through Thick and Thin: Caring for Church Workers in Crisis

When an LCMS missionary was forced to leave his field of service due to the worsening symptoms of his Parkinson’s disease, LCMS Soldiers of the Cross provided a grant to help cover his increasing medical bills.

Soldiers of the Cross: caring for caregivers

The LCMS mercy program works in cooperation with districts to provide emergency grants to church workers in crisis.

When One Suffers …

by Jeni Miller Tired out, burned out, kicked out, down and out. It’s no secret — or shouldn’t be — that our LCMS church workers are susceptible to suffering just like those they serve. Sometimes this suffering is connected with…

Audio: KFUO Interview with Rev. Carlos Hernandez on Veterans/Soldiers of the Cross and Gospel Seeds

Rev. Dr. Carlos Hernandez, director, Church and Community Engagement for the LCMS Office of National Mission, talked on Oct. 22, 2014, on KFUO Radio about the Veterans of the Cross ministry, the Soldiers of the Cross ministry and the Gospel Seeds ministry.

Helping Church Workers in Crisis

Soldiers of the Cross and Veterans of the Cross are two LCMS mercy programs that help faithful pastors, teachers and other church workers in financial crisis.