Forming Pastors for Specific Ministries

In Word and Work: An Intersection, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, President Emeritus Dr. Dale A. Meyer explores the ins and outs of the Specific Ministry Pastor (SMP) Program with Dr. W. Mart Thompson, the program director. The distance-education, certification program helps prepare pastors for specific ministries in the church. “It is definitely meeting the needs of the church at large in providing pastors,” Thompson says. The two men also discuss the Seminary’s Life Team in which Thompson serves as faculty adviser. The student-led organization affirms life and equips the community for ministry in congregations and the world.

In the audio version, hear a chapel sermon from Professor of Practical Theology Dr. David Schmitt during a special Life Team service for those who have lost a child. You can download the episode in video (mp4) or audio (mp3) format at the Word and Work Scholar page: https://scholar.csl.edu/wordandwork/79/.

Word and Work: An Intersection is a video and audio program providing a behind-the-scenes look at ministry where everyday life and God’s Word meet. It is broadcast on KFUO Radio every Thursday at 2:00 pm CT.

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