On Saturday, March 28, more than 100 people gathered at Concordia Seminary in Saint Louis for MinistryFocus‘ first conference. The conference, “How to Walk With a Full Cup of Coffee (And Other Useful Skills for Ministry)“ was presented by Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF) and featured keynotes, breakout sessions, and Q&A time from national ministry […]

In February of 2015 Ken Krueger (President and Chair) and Tom Schlund (Director of Communications and Marketing ) represented MinistryFocus at the “Best Practices for Ministry” conference in Phoenix Arizona. The conference drew over 1,500 LCMS church workers and laity from around the country to share ideas, build support networks, and learn from each other. […]

Early this morning I went into the garage, looked at all the stuff, and shook my head with worry. A few hours later I went to an informational session hosted by the seminary’s placement office. The placement director spoke about the surprises that are certain to come on Call Day (the day when fourth year […]

“Jesus told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field. But while everyone was sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and went away. When the wheat sprouted and formed heads, then the weeds also appeared. “The owner’s servants came to him […]

Unlike other conferences that gather around a specific topic, the “Best Practices for Ministry” conference gives participants the opportunity to attend a wide variety of sessions covering everything from disaster relief to technology within the church. The goal is to bring people from across the LCMS together to share effective ministry ideas in order to […]

In the two years since MinistryFocus began its mission to eliminate systemic barriers to the proclamation of the Gospel, we’ve seen an increased awareness of the financial burden carried by professional church workers. The Concordia University System and both LCMS Seminaries have showed concern about the educational debt involved in preparation for professional service to […]

The Lord turned and looked straight at Peter. Then Peter remembered the word the Lord had spoken to him: “Before the rooster crows today, you will disown me three times.” And he went outside and wept bitterly. Luke 22:61­62 Imagine what it would feel like if Jesus had made direct eye contact with you right […]

Your browser does not support the video tag. You may wonder why we believe so strongly in the work that we’re doing here at MinistryFocus. You might even wonder how big of a problem we’re actually facing. You’re in luck. This week we’re featuring a video that was recently released by Concordia Theological Seminary in […]