Resources for Workers

The Church Worker Update (CWU) system serves as the single, centralized location for all Rostered church workers to review and update their personal and professional information. This information is then used by the LCMS Synod offices, District staff, and the Council of Presidents to help supervise and support workers in their current Call and assist them in filling current, open positions. If you are a Rostered church worker, be sure to update your information today!

Update your CWU HERE

Both rostered and non-rostered church workers are invited to fill out the form below to submit their contact information to the Florida-Georgia District, especially if they are new in the district.

Please also use this form to update information. (Please include your name.)

Contact Info Form

Through Lutheran Counseling Services, the FLGA District provides the Ministerial Assistance Program (MAP). 

Where do workers in ministry, and their families, go when they need help?
The Ministerial Assistance Program (MAP) of Lutheran Counseling Services, Inc. is designed to help clergy, church workers, educators, etc., and their families cope with church life and work challenges and demands. Because of the MAP program, these workers and their families receive up to 3 free counseling sessions; sessions are offered via phone, video, and in-person.

Examples of concerns/problems that are appropriate for intervention by the Ministerial Assistance Program are:
• Assessment, referral, and/or therapy for an individual, marriage, or family concern
• A pastoral care congregational, staff, church school, or church governance issue
• A vocational crisis redirection
• Help with a church worker or parishioner grievance

The expert staff of Lutheran Counseling Services can provide help, hope, and healing through quality and confidential assistance.
Click here to learn more. 

Providing personal financial assistance for LCMS ministry leaders.

Click here for more information. 

This program provides grants to rostered church workers, both full and part-time, to help them repay college and/or seminary education loans. All rostered or roster-eligible synodical graduates who are currently working in the Florida-Georgia District are eligible for the first 10 years of continuous service within the Florida-Georgia District after graduation or ordination to apply for this grant.

Download details here. 

Download application here.