In the December 2016 issue of A Pastoral Touch, LCMS Specialized Pastoral Ministry (SPM) shares information about the following important items:

  • A recap of the Zion XVI conference held Sept. 15-18 at Our Lady of the Snows Retreat Center, Belleville, Ill.;
  • The two recipients of the 2016 Christus in Mundo award – Rev. James Rivett and Rev. Dr. William Wagner;
  • Information on two SPM educational events happening in 2017;
  • Steps on becoming a part of the new LCMS SPM online learning group;
  • SPM scholarship grants awarded to four individuals to cover CPE tuition; and
  • Updates and overviews of various conferences, activities and resources related to specialized pastoral ministry.

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