Rev. Dr. James Baneck, Executive Director of the LCMS Office of Pastoral Education, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about the Church Worker Recruitment Initiative, including the roles pastors and auxiliary offices carry out in our Church today, why the church needs pastors and other auxiliary workers, how God raises up church workers, and how the Church Worker Recruitment Initiative will help encourage more young men and women to serve the Church. Read the article in the August 2021 issue of The Lutheran Witness at witness.lcms.org/2021/understanding-the-church-worker-recruitment-initiative.
Featured image: Portrait of the Rev. Stephen Heimer, pastor of Zion Lutheran Church, El Paso, Texas, and chief operating officer of Ysleta Lutheran Mission Human Care, on Sunday, May 22, 2016, in El Paso, Texas. LCMS Communications/Erik M. Lunsford
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