The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Board of Directors has declared May to be Pastoral Education Month. From identifying, informing and encouraging future pastors to continuing education for current pastors, the subject of pastoral education has many facets. Resources, including a bulletin insert, a Bible study based on 1 Tim. 3:1-7, sermon notes, hymn suggestions, and prayers-may be downloaded from www.lcms.org/pastoraleducation .
The site also links to information about seminary education, continuing education, health and wellness, and theological materials. It also offers information about the Synod’s National Offering to support theological education.
Another Web site – www.whataway.org  – focuses on the recruitment and retention of church professionals, both ordained and commissioned.
For more information, contact the LCMS Board for Pastoral Education, (314) 996-1254 or email@example.com .