In Word and Work: An Intersection, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, President Emeritus Dr. Dale A. Meyer explores the ins and outs of the Specific Ministry Pastor (SMP) Program with Dr. W. Mart Thompson, the program director. The distance-education, certification program helps prepare pastors for specific ministries in the church. “It is definitely meeting the needs of the church at large in providing pastors,” Thompson says. The two men also discuss the Seminary’s Life Team in which Thompson serves as faculty adviser. The student-led organization affirms life and equips the community for ministry in congregations and the world. In the audio version, hear a chapel sermon from Professor of Practical Theology Dr. David Schmitt during a special Life Team service for those who have lost a child. Learn more at Concordia Theology.
specific pastor program, smp, life teams
Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep
Laity; Ministers; Scholars
Meyer, Dale and Thompson, Mart, "Word and Work Session 70" (2020). Word and Work: An Intersection. 79.