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Pastoral Counselor

Dear Brothers in Christ:
There is no other organization in the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod, or outside of our blessed church body, who looks better in purple or who better understands how to effectively conduct business so that they can get to work on what really matters; being in the Word of God together and doing the work He gives us to do of “making disciples of all nations” as we go about our work of service to one another and thereby service to our Triune God (see Matthew 20:18 and Matthew 25:40). 
The time is now, no matter what you may have heard about the LWML, to get involved with this wonderful group of mission-minded ladies who are ready to serve in their family, church, community, and world.  And be assured, they in no way want to take over your ministry.  They just desire with all of their heart to help you and serve you in whatever ways are beneficial “to the great task of bringing the lost the erring into eternal fellowship with Him” (LWML League Pledge).
I pray that serving with these incredible women will be a blessing to, and one of the highlights of, your ministry, as it has been to mine for almost 35 years.
In HIS service and your, 
Rev. John Heckmann      
LWML Texas District Pastoral Counselor (2016-2020)

The following documents provide information for Pastoral Counselors. Please contact us if we can assist you. You can find all contact information on the page “Contact Your Officers.”

Find information on the duties of pastoral counselor with the document titled “Serving as a Pastoral Counselor.”

Download and print a brochure for all church workers to share information on Lutheran Women in Mission - LWML and how to partner with LWML.  Church Workers in Mission brochure B&W and Color

Resources for conducting installation services for new officers in LWML at all levels.

Installation of Officers 1
Installation of Officers 2
Installation Service Meditation

To view Rev. John Heckman's video entitled "What is the LWML? click this link.