The third annual Legacy Society dinner was held on Sunday, April 12. This dinner recognizes those who have made planned gifts to the seminary or remembered the seminary in their will.
President Paul Wendland spoke to the members about the importance of Jesus’ living hope, which can never perish, spoil, or fade—and how Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary prepares pastors to share that hope with others.
From April 7-9, Grow in Grace, through its Pastor Partners initiative, hosted celebration of ministry retreats in San Antonio, Texas. Held at key ministry milestone years, worship, Bible study, workshops, and presentations offer pastors and their wives the opportunity to build relationships with ministry peers, strengthen marriages, and provide encouragement. This year over 120 pastors and their wives from over the US and one pastor from East Asia attended.
“The Lord’s servant must be able to teach.” According to Paul and the Spirit, this is one of the qualifications for a Christian and Lutheran pastor. With these words in mind, the pastor teaches in many venues and among many people. He recognizes, however, that the challenges facing today’s pastoral teacher are many and varied. Identifying the challenges and overcoming them are critical in a society which values education on the one hand and is biblically illiterate on the other.