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Specialized Pastoral Ministry trains and endorses LCMS ministers to serve people who are ill, imprisoned, aging, troubled, conflicted and isolated.

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Specialized Pastoral Ministry – LCMS News & Information
Partnership provides respite after disasters
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 11:23:05 AM

A Pastoral Touch – May 2017 Newsletter
Thursday, May 11, 2017 10:58:25 AM

Application period opens for online CPE program
Thursday, April 27, 2017 2:11:13 PM

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A Pastoral Touch provides opportunities for service, important announcements and a quarterly pastoral letter from the LCMS Office of Specialized Pastoral Ministry.

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You can help SPM

Your gift for Specialized Pastoral Ministry supplies materials and focused resources to LCMS ordained and commissioned workers serving as chaplains, counselors and educators in places like hospitals, prisons, retirement homes and long-term care centers for the elderly and disabled.

Gifts also support the recruitment, certification (endorsement) and training scholarships for potential SPM clergy.

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Give by mail

To make a donation by mail, make a check payable to “The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod” or “LCMS.”

Write “Specialized Pastoral Ministry” or “SPM” on the memo line of your check or on an enclosed note, and send to:

  • The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod
    Mission Advancement
    P.O. Box 66861
    St. Louis, MO 63166-6861


Give by phone

To make a credit card gift over the phone, you can call the LCMS toll-free gift line between 8 a.m. and 4:10 p.m. Central time.

  • 888-930-4438


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Contact LCMS Mission Advancement if you have questions or want to discuss the impact you can have on the LCMS Specialized Pastoral Ministry through your Christian giving.

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