Calling congregations might consider calling from this group...
The LCMS in Convention passed 3-10A to begin to address this crying need.
Here are the resolveds:
Resolved, That each district president be encouraged earnestly to give specific and individual attention to LCMS professional church workers on both candidate and non-candidate status; and be it further
Resolved, That LCMS congregations be encouraged to give prayerful consideration to calling professional church workers who are on candidate or non-candidate status who desire a call; and be it further
Resolved, That the President of the Synod appoint a task force to address these matters; and be it further Resolved, That this task force study the need for a placement process for returning military chaplains and missionaries; and be it further
Resolved, That this task force also study the candidate status and non-candidate status of all church workers to aid and encourage congregations and other entities in calling qualified candidates in a timely manner; and be it further
Resolved, That this task force include but not be limited to representatives from the Council of Presidents, the seminaries, and the Concordia University System; and be it further
Resolved, That this task force make a report and recommendations to the Synod no later than one year prior to the 2016 Synod convention; and be it further
Resolved, That the Office of National Mission be encouraged to continue its service through Soldiers of the Cross; and be it finally
Resolved, That synod congregations and their members be encouraged to give to the Soldiers of the Cross annual fund drive.”