“How could you ask for more?! I honestly get to tell people, I love my ‘job’!” – Chad White Read full profile
“It has been my experience that no two staff
ministers do exactly the same thing. Each one
uses the gifts, abilities, and opportunities that
the Lord provides them, and their congregations, to serve his people.”
“There is so much ministry to be done and
so many roles to fill. Staff ministry is a
wonderful way for those who, like me, don’t
necessarily want to preach or be a school
teacher, but want to spend their days
serving in the church and reaching people with the gospel.” – Brandon Steenbock Read full profile
“I am blessed to be able to call staff ministry
my job. Every day God uses me to proclaim
his message of salvation to His people. ” – Matthew Werner Read full profile
“My direction and goal were getting foggy, which was
a tad alarming – and then God
decided a complete redirect was in order” – Kristen Koepsell Read full profile
“Be careful what you pray for, my friends.
We have an awesome God who uses fishermen,
tax collectors, musicians, doctors, and even a
former mailman to share his good news with
the world. You may be next.” – Mike Mundstock Read full profile
Youth and family minister, outreach director, worship coordinator, church administrator, volunteer coordinator . . . when a congregation or other calling body has a need for a ministry position that does not include preaching, it may decide to fill that need by calling a staff minister.
At Martin Luther College, the WELS College of Ministry, we can prepare you for staff ministry in one of the 1200+ churches of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod. We will give you the basic theological training and the practical skills you need to develop and use the unique ministry gifts God has given you. Specifically, we’ll train you to serve in youth work, evangelism, family ministry, visitation, administration, and Christian education. The required courses are all available online.
If you opt for the staff ministry program, you’ll be choosing not just a profession, but a profession of faith; not just a job, but a ministry, a calling, and a way of life.
Dr. Lawrence Olson
Director, Staff Ministry Program
Phone: 507-354-8221 ext. 252