The Lord of the Harvest raises up workers for His harvest, even as His church prays that He would. Learn about activities and resources available in the LCMS to assist in the process of identifying, informing and encouraging appropriate candidates for the pastoral ministry.
During the next 10 years, approximately 50 percent of our pastors will be eligible for retirement. Therefore, encouraging men to explore a church vocation is an ongoing activity, vital to the future of the LCMS in carrying out the Great Commission. Confirmation classes, young adult groups, and other lay activities provide pastors and congregations with an opportunity to identify and encourage men to prayerfully consider serving our Lord in the pastoral ministry.