Second Season Shepherds Part 11 min read

Rev. Dr. Rob Kasper, Michigan District, LCMS Director of Leadership Development, leads a discussion with Rev. Bob Scott and Rev. Steve Woodfin on alternate routes to becoming a pastor. They discuss how congregations identify and support people who might be candidates for the SMP program.

Show Notes:

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Find out more information on the routes to becoming an ordained pastor

The Specific Ministry Pastor Program is a four-year distance education program that prepares men for pastoral ministry in The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod.

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Find out more about the Michigan School of Missional Formation

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