Ron Bleke

District Budget Summary

As part of The Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod, the mission of the Indiana District is to encourage and assist the Christian outreach and nurture of its congregations and other ministries. Relating this mission statement to the financial aspects of the district operations highlights the fact that the district budget encompasses a number of ministries… Read more »

Helping Out After a Disaster

When disaster strikes, the effects are often felt across the country and caring people from across the country feel a calling to help out.  If you or the people of your organization choose to provide assistance to those in need, you should first consider the best way to lend your support. View Church Mutual’s  Helping… Read more »

Decatur Circuit Celebrates 500th Anniversary of the Reformation

Highlights Include Divine Service and Oktoberfest The Decatur Circuit celebrated the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation with a Divine Service and Oktoberfest on Saturday, September 9th at the Hoagland Community Center. The event featured Reverend Dr. Matthew Harrison, musical ensembles, a Reformation Walk, German food, live music and dancing. Approximately 1300 people attended the Divine… Read more »

Building on a Foundation of Generosity

The Lutheran Foundation’s Legacy of Stewardship The Lutheran Foundation (TLF) maintains a rich history of grant making to local Lutheran ministries and community organizations with the goal of improving and enhancing quality of life for all. In 2013, The Lutheran Foundation board and CEO, Marcia Haaff, sharpened their community focus by asking a pivotal question:… Read more »

New Stewardship Programs Available for Download

First Fruits Living and Giving Looking for a free and joyous activity for your church with a whole-life stewardship emphasis?  There are now five sets of materials available for downloading free from the District’s website. These programs from Stewardship Advisors are Scripturally-based, grace-centered, copy-ready, and contain everything your LCMS church will need:  Bible studies, bulletin messages, commitment forms,... Read more »

Lutheran Federal Credit Union announces new CEO

The board of directors of the Lutheran Federal Credit Union (LFCU) is delighted to announce the appointment of Rev. Ken Krueger as its new CEO, effective November 14, 2016. Ken is filling the vacancy left when founding CEO Tom Buuck informed the Board of Directors earlier this year he would be unable to continue to… Read more »

Lutheran Federal Credit Union Ready to Serve

This week, we received the following leadership letter from our friends at the Lutheran Federal Credit Union. They are ready to serve your family, church, and business. Open and Ready to Serve all Levels of LCMS TO OUR DISTRICT LEADERS: After a soft opening in 2015, Lutheran Federal Credit Union opened to all eligible members… Read more »

New Overtime Regulations

The U.S. Department of Labor recently released its update on the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime regulations. You have most likely heard something about this and the questions related to it. Based on the information received, our understanding is as follows: The new rules will be effective December 1, 2016. The update increases the standard… Read more »

Webinar on New Overtime Rules

On June 30th, Paychex will be holding a webinar on the new FLSA overtime rules. The webinar is scheduled to start at 2:00 p.m. Eastern.  Even if you do not currently use Paychex as your payroll provider, you can participate in the webinar and download their free “Guide to Navigating the New Overtime Regulations.” Invitation… Read more »

Paychex discount available though Concordia Plan partnership

As you may have heard. . . Concordia Plan Services (CPS) has a partnership with Paychex to provide you with expert service and make your lives simpler.  For the things you handle every payroll, like paying taxes and initiating direct deposit, to the unexpected, like making sure you have your payroll records backed-up in case… Read more »