Bill Schranz — Director of Education & Synodical Careers and Director of Colloquy at Concordia University Nebraska, and Lead Placement Director for the Concordia University System, joins Andy and Sarah for our Set Apart to Serve Series to talk about his path to becoming a Lutheran teacher, the process of formation to placement for commissioned church workers, his role as placement director in the formation and placement of commissioned church workers, what Synod and Concordia Universities are doing to address the church worker shortage, and what you can do to begin addressing a shortage in church workers.
Learn more about the Set Apart to Serve Initiative at lcms.org/setaparttoserve.
Feature image: Dr. J. Gordon Christensen, head teacher at St. Paul’s Music Conservatory, leads the children’s choir for a performance on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Council Bluffs, Iowa. 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.
Have a topic you’d like to hear about on The Coffee Hour? Contact Andy Bates at email@example.com or call 314-996-1519.