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 ten years, approximately 50% 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 Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod 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.