Rev. Joel Fritsche — Director of Vicarage and Deaconess Internships and Assistant Professor of Exegetical Theology at Concordia Seminary in St Louis, and Dr. Todd Peperkorn — Director of Vicarage and Assistant Professor of Pastoral Ministry and Missions at Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, join Andy for our Set Apart to Serve Series to talk about their journeys into pastoral ministry, what vicarage is and how it was an important part of their formations, what they want students to gain in their vicarage experiences, what they consider when coordinating vicarages for current pastoral formation students, what factors affect vicarage placement, the relationship of the vicar to his pastoral supervisor, and important things for a congregation to understand when requesting a vicar.
Learn more about the Set Apart to Serve Initiative at lcms.org/setaparttoserve.
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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