Pastor Resources

Information to assist our Pastors

Self Evaluation Tool (SET)


To complete an initial SET or update a current SET contact Kelly DeJongh in the District Office at 949-854-3232 ext. 200 or at


Grace Place Lutheran Retreat offers preventative wellness skills, attitudes and resources to our Lutheran professional church workers and leaders and their families, so they can carry forth the Gospel message of salvation in Christ, and live and serve His people abundantly in body, mind and spirit. Grace Place is a wellness program, keeping healthy church workers healthy. Click here to learn more about this wonderful ministry.

Shepherd's Canyon Retreat is an experience for Lutheran church workers - clergy, teachers, Directors of Christian Education, missionaries, and others - who need a renewal of the power and strength the Lord designed for their calling; who need a recovery of their spiritual and emotional vitality in an atmosphere that is safe, confidential, and restorative. Click here to learn more about this restorative ministry.

Sabbatical Resources


All Pastors and Professional Church Workers can be blessed by Sabbatical time. A new website has been created to assist in the planning and promotion of Ministry Sabbaticals:


The new site builds on the sabbatical planning resources formerly available on the Wheat Ridge Ministries website.

Children, Youth & Family Resources


Are you looking for resource ideas for your Sunday School, youth ministry, or congregation? Check out the resources on the Youth Ministry page. We are gathering more and more resources all the time. Don't see what you need? Drop Dr. Dave Rueter, Youth & Family Ministry Facilitator an email at to make a request.

Pastoral Colloquy Information and Application


Admission to the Pastoral Ministry of The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod by Colloquy:


General Pastor Colloquy Policy Manual

Application for Admission to the Pastoral Colloquy Program


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