Rev. Dr. Lawrence R. Rast Jr., President of Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana (CTSFW), and professor of American Christianity and American Lutheranism, joins Andy and Sarah for our Set Apart to Serve Series to talk about his formation as a pastor, the people who encouraged him along the way, what formation for church workers looks like at CTSFW, and the need he sees for church workers. Learn more at CTSFW at ctsfw.edu.
Learn more about the Set Apart to Serve Initiative at lcms.org/setaparttoserve.
Feature image: The Rev. Dr. Lawrence R. Rast, Jr., seminary president, addresses pastors-elect and guests at The Order of Vespers with Distribution of Calls into the Holy Ministry on Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Kramer Chapel at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Ind. LCMS Communications/Erik M. Lunsford
Christ’s church will continue until He returns, and that church will continue to need church workers.
Set Apart to Serve (SAS) is an initiative of the LCMS to recruit church workers. Together, we pray for workers for the Kingdom of God and encourage children to consider church work vocations.
Here are three easy ways you can participate in SAS:
1. Pray with your children for God to provide church workers.
2. Talk to your children about becoming church workers.
3. Thank God for the people who work in your congregation.
To learn more about Set Apart to Serve, visit lcms.org/set-apart-to-serve.
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