The Pastor Elder Care Facility Ministry is available to both active and retired WELS (ELS) pastors. To be part of this program, a pastor will need to be able to hold weekly worship services at two different elder care facilities. Each pastor will be paid a monthly payment based on the number of services held during the month plus a mileage reimbursement for miles incurred going to and from the elder care facilities served.

Start-up is easy. MLECM will work closely with each pastor to identify elder care facilities in his area with the best potential for weekly worship services. MLECM will also gain the approvals needed to hold these services and identify a contact at each care facility for the pastor to work with.

Active pastors will be asked to gain written permission from their respective congregations to serve in this program. Either a copy of church council meeting minutes noting such approval or a letter will suffice. 

The growing network includes the following pastors [listed here].