Kristen Whirrett

Virtual Open House for CUNE for Indiana District Students

College recruitment has changed significantly in response to the pandemic. It’s been a challenge, but it’s also allowing us to connect with students that it has previously been difficult to reach because of physical limitations! Concordia University (Seward) is hosting a virtual open house next Thursday, January 21st at 7:00pm. View their Youtube video here… Read more »

COVID Help from LCEF

Many congregations have been impacted and continue to deal with the impact of COVID-19. Like always, LCEF is here to help during this trying time. LCEF has term loans and lines of credit designed to help ministries for which a small and quick cash injection is appropriate.  If COVID-19 is taking a greater toll on… Read more »

Free Online Presentation on Gift & Estate Planning

The Indiana District is offering a short, free online presentation on gift and estate planning, in partnership with the LCMS Foundation. Please join us Wednesday, January 27, at 7:00 p.m. for information on how to bless family and ministry through your estate. Learn how to steward the gifts God has given you, how to gain peace of mind through a well-organized plan,… Read more »

2 Free Webinars from LCEF

The year is 2021 and not much has changed. When the pandemic hit, many believed it would come and go in the blink of an eye. The reality is quite different—we are now living in a new normal, and even as things change around us, one thing that does not change is Christ and Christ… Read more »

St. Peter’s (Columbus) Expands to Serve Community

St. Peter’s, Columbus, recently completed a $6.3 million expansion project. The congregation has added a building called The Den through a campaign titled “Together We Live.” This will serve as a sports complex for the church, school and the community. (The Den now sits next to St. Paul’s Lutheran School, and the church sanctuary appears… Read more »

2021 Salary Guidelines

During the Board of Director Meeting on May 22nd 2020, the Board approved the use of the Concordia Plan Services (CPS) Compensation Decision Support Tool as the Indiana District Salary Guidelines beginning January 1, 2021. The Indiana District 2020 Salary Guidelines will run through the current calendar year at which time the CPS Compensation Decision… Read more »

Ascension Lutheran Christian School Increases Enrollment Despite Pandemic

Ascension Lutheran Christian School is the only faith-based school located in Gary, Indiana. This year ALCS saw a 40% increase in enrollment over 2019. The growth of the LUMIN schools is especially notable given the global virus pandemic. What is it about the Gary school that is gaining the confidence of local families during uncertain… Read more »

Christ Academy 2020 Indiana Participants

Concordia Theological Seminary’s Christ Academy: Timothy and Phoebe School program took place this summer from July 26-August 2, 2020. Christ Academy consists of three important elements: confessional catechesis, liturgical worship and a fun life together. This tradition of learning, worship, and fun provides an incredible experience for young men and women in high school, especially for those… Read more »

District Schools Reopened Successfully

All 48 schools in the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod Indiana District have opened the 2020-2021 academic year with classes on campus. Schools currently offer a mix of in-person and online instruction in response to COVID-19 guidelines and parent needs. The District serves 105 counties, including all of Indiana and much of Northern Kentucky. Each school… Read more »

Ministry Moment Video Series to Help You Strengthen & Grow

LCEF has created a series of short videos providing encouragement specifically to help strengthen and grown ministries – and help your ministries move forward.  The first video in this series provides ideas on How to Lead out of a Crisis. There are many videos available in this series. These short videos run in the 3-5… Read more »