Spiritual well-being is at the heart of our Christian mission. We’re committed to tending to the mind, body, and soul by sharing God’s love and concern for all people. Ordained chaplains at each of our communities are called to serve seniors, equipped through education and experience to offer confidential pastoral care and counseling. Lutheran Senior Services is also dedicated to shepherding the next generation of ministry workers. Our Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) program specializes in ministering to older adults. Participants in that program gain practical experience by working and sharing in community with our residents and families. CPE students study, pray, and help support residents and staff members in living our mission based on John 10:10 — Older Adults Living Life to the Fullest.
Encouraging each individual spirit
Available 24 hours a day, our specially trained chaplains provide spiritual care to residents, their families, and staff members. Chaplains host weekly worship services, teach Bible class, provide grief support, administer private communion, and coordinate additional denominational services, including Catholic Mass. At Lutheran Senior Services, we honor and cherish those in our care and welcome people of all faiths, respecting their beliefs, and helping them stay in touch with their personal faith practices.
Where hearts and minds meet
Lutheran Senior Services offers accredited courses for students pursuing careers in the ministry. Our Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) program specializes in areas of ministry related to pastoral care, counseling, and ministering to older adults, providing ample opportunity for pastoral contact with residents, families, and staff members. Classes are held on the campus of Laclede Groves in Webster Groves, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis. Our accredited program welcomes students from around the world. For complete information on available courses, criteria for admission, tuition, fees, and faculty, view our printable PDF Guide to Clinical Pastoral Education.
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