Congregational Services & Churchworker Support

Reaching Out With God’s Love

Lutheran Family Service equips individuals and communities with Christ-centered, life-changing tools, resources, and hope to meet the challenges they are facing through Congregational Services and Churchworker Support.

As owners of and partners in ministry work with Lutheran Family Service, we work to support our LCMS pastors, congregations and professional church workers by providing the following:

  • Lutheran Family Service or ‘LFS’ Sundays that include preaching and bible class to share the ministry work of and available services to LCMS congregations
  • Free phone consultations to LCMS pastors that need advice from our highly trained counselors when working with couples or individuals dealing with marital or mental health challenges
  • In-depth ‘8th-Day’ articles on specific topics written by trained experts to help support Pastors as they provide pastoral care
  • Mental health or marriage counseling through Concordia Health Plan (and other plans) for professional church workers and their families
  • A trusted Christian agency in which to refer congregants to for marriage or mental health counseling, pregnancy support, or adoption services
  • Culturally relevant and timely workshops and presentations to help educate, inform, and equip congregations and communities

Congregational Services tools and presentations are developed with thoughtful research and care reflective of the current culture and societal landscape. Begin your partnership with Lutheran Family Service today, and bring these incredible resources to your congregation and community!

Available Presentations

Download a one-page overview of Lutheran Family Service – Congregational Services and available presentations here.

To schedule a presentation for your church, bible study, or youth, contact Rev. Michael Wolfram today at mwolfram@lutheranfamilyservice.org or by using our contact us form.

CRITICAL LIFE ISSUES & IMPORTANT CULTURAL TOPICS

• Upholding the Value of Human Life
• Physician Assisted Suicide
• Embryo Rescue Through Adoption

PARENTING

• Kids & Grief
• Tech-Safe Families
• Parenting A Special Needs Child
• Culture & Media-Wise Parenting
• Parenting In An Unchristian World
• Relationship-Based Parenting
• Keeping Baptismal Promises

STRENGTHENING MARRIAGES

• Choosing A Spouse
• Pre-Marriage Couple Groups
• Newly Married Couple Checkups
• Marriage Enrichment Retreats
• Marital First Responders

MARRIAGE & RELATIONSHIPS

• Step-Family Readiness
• Building On Blessings In Marriage
• Strength Training For Marriage
• Why Marriages Fail
• Surviving Divorce
• Pastoral Discernment Counseling

YOUTH – Whose UR

• Human Trafficking
• Identity & Self Esteem
• Dating In The Right Direction
• Social Media
• Drama & Friendships

SELF & OTHERS

• Advance Directives from a Christian Perspective
• Caring For People In Crisis
• Assertive Communication
• Transitioning Through Life Stages
• Depression & Aging
• Talking About Suicide
• Anxiety & Depression
• Grief & Loss
• PTSD & Trauma
• Ministering to Veterans
• Substance Abuse & Addition
• Pornography

SUPPORTING CAREGIVERS

• Caregiver Support Groups
• “Remembering Hope” Dementia Education
• Self-Care for Caregivers

To schedule a presentation for your church, bible study, or youth, contact Rev. Michael Wolfram today at mwolfram@lutheranfamilyservice.org or by using our contact us form.

The presentation and discussion changed my perception of physician assisted suicide. It really opened my eyes to the value of life at all stages.

- Tyler

From the Blog

Meet Mick Wolfram!

Rev. Mick Wolfram, Mdiv., travels to connect with and provide services to our LCMS congregations to equip congregations, individuals and communities with Christ-centered, life-changing tools, resources, and hope to meet the challenges they are facing.

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