Indiana Lay Leadership

Phishing Scam Warning

Rev. Dan Lepley of Our Shepherd, Avon was “hit” with a phishing scam and sent us the notice he sent to his congregation on how to be be prepared for these.  Please read the following and consider preparing your congregation and e-mail friends for such events. A new version of an old phishing scam is circulating, in… Read more »

Continuing Education for Church Workers and Laypeople

Continuing education is a great way to refresh and renew for both pastors and laypeople. Consider taking advantage of this Continuing Education course offered at Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Zechariah: Behold Your King!  July 29–31  Dr. R. Reed Lessing Based upon Dr. Lessing’s forthcoming CPH commentary on Zechariah, this seminar includes a… Read more »

2019 Indiana District Placements from CSL

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis rejoices with the 116 students who learned of first call placements as pastors and deaconesses, and assignments as vicars and deaconess interns during Call Day services May 1. Calls were issued to 49 pastoral students and one diaconal student during a special worship service at 7 p.m. in the Chapel of… Read more »

Discovering Faith Video – Alana’s Journey to Confirmation

Seven years ago when Kim Trombley, now vice president of Religious Life for Bethesda, asked a young woman supported by Bethesda named Alana if she was interested in attending church. Alana’s answer was surprising: “What is church?” Since then, Alana has become engaged in the life of her church and was recently confirmed in her… Read more »

2019 Indiana District Placements from CTSFW

We are pleased to share the Spring 2019 Calls and vicarage assignments from Concordia Theological Seminary (Fort Wayne). The following list is of the candidates, vicars and deaconess interns placed with the Indiana District. Candidates Paul Gaschler, Concordia Ev. Lutheran Church – Greenwood, IN – Pastor Theodore Hoham, Concordia Lutheran High School – Fort Wayne,… Read more »

Installation of the Rev. Jared DeBlieck

The Rev. Jared DeBlieck has been called by the Indiana District Board of Directors to serve as Associate Pastor at University Lutheran, West Lafayette, IN.  He has accepted our call and will be installed on June 2 at 4:00 p.m.  An open invitation  here: click here.

Used Banners – FREE

A Fort Wayne area church has a variety of used banners that are available for FREE.  Contact Kay at 260-484-7873 if you might be interested in some or all.

5K Trail Run/Walk at Camp Lutherhaven

Looking for a fun outing for your family and friends? Join us for our 10th annual 5K Trail Run/Walk & Moose Chase Mile June 22nd, 2019. All ages and abilities are welcome!  This summer’s race will help raise money to support the Campership Program that provides assistance for all children to participate in Camp Lutherhaven… Read more »

May Retreats for Run Hard. Rest Well.

“Run Hard. Rest Well.” is the new war cry of those on the cutting edge of Kingdom advance. Run Hard. Rest Well. makes rest simple and strategic because it is sacred and fuels God’s best work in us and through us. Vibrancy transpires in churches and ministries when leaders run with passion and rest on… Read more »

Registration is Open for 2019 Church Interpreter Training (ASL)

Registration is now open for the 2019 Church Interpreter Training Institute! CITI is a distinctive program, teaching students to interpret the Word of God into sign language accurately, which is God’s means of life and salvation for His people. This year’s program, June 13–16, 2019, will once again take place on the beautiful campus of… Read more »