Resources for Workers

Below are the Annual Reporting Forms required of every Ordained Emeritus or Candidate worker.  They are to be completed each year and returned to the President’s Office by January 31. 

Ordained Emeritus 
   • Annual Report & Availability of Service

Ordained Candidate
   • Annual Reporting Form

   • Availability for Service Form
   • Bylaw 2.11 Continued Eligibility

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 Florida-Georgia District.

Contact Information Form

The LCMS Foundation was created in 1958 by the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod to provide Christian estate planning services to LCMS members and help ministries invest or endow the gifts members leave them in their wills or estate plans.

Click here to learn more and start planning today. 

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. 

The Lutheran Legal League is made up of actively practicing attorneys who regularly attend worship in a Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. Simply stated, they are a unique organization of Christ-filled attorneys who desire to assist our Synodical churches, schools, ministries, missions, and LCMS members with their legal needs.

LLL is NOT a referral company, but rather their goal is to serve God by helping their brothers and sisters within the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. Click here to learn more.

Lutheran LIFE is an official communications instrument of the Florida-Georgia District of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. Lutheran LIFE is designed to inform LCMS church and school members of the activities, personalities, and resources offered by the Synod and the FLGA District.

Learn more here.

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 the details here.

Download the application here.