The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

Information on specialized ministries such as chaplaincy, clinical pastoral education, and pastoral counseling
for elca can be accessed here

The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod

Information on specialized ministries such as chaplaincy, clinical pastoral education, and pastoral counseling
for lcms can be accessed here

Lutheran Services in America

Lutheran Services in America (LSA) is a nationwide network of social ministry organizations affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and/or recognized by The Lutheran ChurchMissouri Synod. LSA is a network of over 300 health and human services organizations that touches the lives of more than six million people annually through the work of Lutheran social ministry, serving communities and transforming lives the national office is in Washington, DC.

Lutheran Services in America Chaplains' Network

The chaplains' network connects ELCA and LCMS chaplains serving in healthcare fields across the country. many of our chaplains relate to aging services, but network chaplains serve in virtually all healthcare and institutional settings. LSA also welcomes chaplains of other faith groups who serve in LSA member organizations.

Association of Professional Chaplains

The APC is an interfaith professional pastoral care association of providers of pastoral care endorsed by faith groups to serve persons in physical, spiritual or mental need in diverse settings throughout the world. 

Association for Clinical Pastoral Education

ACPE is a multicultural, multifaith organization devoted to providing education and improving the quality of ministry and pastoral care offered by spiritual caregivers of all faiths through the clinical educational methods of clinical pastoral education


American Association of Pastoral Counselors

The American Association of Pastoral Counselors (AAPC) represents and sets professional standards for over 3,000 pastoral counselors and 100 pastoral counseling centers in north America and around the world. AAPC was founded in 1963 as an organization which certifies pastoral counselors, accredits pastoral counseling centers, and approves training programs. It is non-sectarian and respects the spiritual commitments and religious traditions of those who seek assistance without imposing counselor beliefs onto the client.

Plainviews: a publication of the healthcare chaplaincy

welcome to Plainviews, an e-newsletter for chaplains and other spiritual care providers. We hope you will find Plainviews to be exactly that – views on various issues of interest presented in plain language. Because none of us has a lot of time to sit and read, Plainviews will strive to bring you as much news as we can as briefly as possible.

disaster response

lutheran disaster response

lutheran disaster response (ldr) is a ministry of the evangelical lutheran church in america (elca) . following a major domestic disaster, ldr seeks to minister to the urgent needs of people affected.

lcms disaster responsethe lutheran church—missouri synod's disaster response ministry responds to immediate and long-term needs following natural and man-made disasters, working through lcms districts and congregations, international lutheran churches and other partners. 

american theological library association

established in 1946, the american theological library association (atla) is a professional association of more than 1,000 individual, institutional, and affiliate members providing programs, products, and services in support of theological and religious studies libraries and librarians. atla's ecumenical membership represents many religious traditions and denominations.


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