Kristen Whirrett

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 »

Special offers for our Lutheran pastors

To recognize and celebrate the service of our local Lutheran pastors during National Pastor Appreciation Month, The Lutheran Foundation has partnered with Run Hard. Rest Well. and Camp Lutherhaven to offer Lutheran pastors a free personal day away at Camp Lutherhaven. Click here for details and registration information for this free personal day away experience. The Lutheran… 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 »

Free Faith-Based Resources Available on the Topic of Mental Wellness

The Lutheran Foundation has assembled a variety of materials specifically with church workers in mind, including Worship and Bible study materials, youth leader resources, church worker self-care resources, and links to a variety of national organizations that offer specialized resources for providing mental health support. These are accessible under the “Faith Resources—Church Resources” tab. Here… Read more »

A Video Look Inside the Indiana District Office

Are you curious about your Indiana District Office? What exactly is it? Who works there? Why do our churches support the District office, and how does the District office support our churches? Take a look at this video to learn more about your Indiana District and how they serve in the stewardship of Christ's gifts.... Read more »

Opportunity to Support Haiti through Ministry in Mission

Ministry in Mission is a Recognized Service Organization of The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. They have been providing humanitarian & religious support to Haiti since 2006. There are many opportunities for congregations and / or individuals to support this international ministry. Right now, Ministry in Mission is hearing devastating news of extreme hunger in Haiti…. Read more »

Celebrating Recent Installations throughout Indiana

Promise, Fort Wayne, Receives Associate Pastor Scott R. Hedtke, a 2020 graduate of Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, was ordained and installed as associate pastor at Promise Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne on June 14 by President Daniel J. Brege. Participating in the ordination were (from left): Front Row, Rev. Henry Graf, Rev. Bill Johnson, Rev…. Read more »