Geoff Robinson

Outreach Kentucky update!

The Word of God encourages us to share the Gospel of Christ with those who don’t know Him as their personal Lord and Savior.  Furthermore, we are not all called to be pastors.  But a Lutheran pastor is needed to begin this new mission in order that he might begin to baptize and teach those… Read more »

Outreach Kentucky: Almost Halfway to Goal

The Indiana District is continuing to pursue their goal of raising $150,000 for Outreach Kentucky, a new mission initiative serving the Richmond, Kentucky area. So far, $70,220 has been raised toward the goal. Once $150,000 is reached, the District can apply for an additional $100,000 through the New Ministry Initiative Matching Grant. The total amount… Read more »

Senior Ministry Task Force

It's exciting to hear that the average age of the lifespan of an American continues to rise.  As a pastor, you are most likely noticing that in your church records and the grey hair in your pews.  We quickly come to the realization that seniors offer us a unique set of opportunities for ministry.  That's... Read more »

Missionaries

Meet the Indiana District’s Missionaries! Following is a list of the missionaries from the Indiana District who are serving through LCMS World Mission. Gary, Indiana Rev. Delywn and Lenita Campbell Dominican Republic Jamielynn Tinkey Ghana Rev. Steven and Cynthia Schumacher Read the latest newsletter here. Japan Tom and Debi Going Read the latest newsletter here…. Read more »

Parish Nurses

Parish Nurses assist Pastors in meeting the human needs in the congregation. Parish Nursing is a unique blend of professional nursing and spiritual care giving. The Parish Nurse May Serve As: Health Educator Health Counselor Liaison to the Community Advocate Trainer and Coordinator of Volunteers Spiritual Caregiver Indiana District Congregations with at least one volunteer… Read more »

Emmanuel Lutheran generously supports Outreach Kentucky

At our recent southern pastors conference Rev. Dan Gadbaw, pastor of Emmanuel Lutheran in Tell City, Indiana presented Rev. Geoffrey Robinson, Executive Counselor of Outreach and Human Care, a check totaling four thousand dollars that his congregation was contributing to the Outreach Kentucky endeavor. Rev. Gadbaw challenged the pastors to encourage their congregations to contribute… Read more »

What Is It That Should Unite Us?

The Word of God should unite us!  St. Paul writes, “I appeal to you, brothers, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be united in the same mind and the same judgment.” (1 Corinthians 1:10 ESV)  Strife and… Read more »

Resource for Churches

There is a new resource for churches who are considering planting a daughter church.  The resource is titled: “Mission Field:USA A Resource for Church Planting.” It was written by Rev. Steven D. Schave who is an executive staff member in the department of national missions of our Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod.   You can get… Read more »

Why Are You A Lutheran?

I am a Lutheran because of the great good news that one doesn’t have to merit heaven through one’s good works.  In fact, if you think that you must do something to earn your place in heaven, your are despising Jesus Christ.  Strong words I know — but consider what St. Paul says of it… Read more »

The Calvary Connection in Christmas!

Have you ever thought that our creche scenes should also include a cross in them? Christmas is nothing unless it is connected to Calvary.  And this is the way that it was meant to be.  Consider the words of Scripture: “Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was… Read more »