Free Safety Resources and Information Library

Effective January 1st, 2019, Church Mutual is no longer sending “Tidbit” articles on specific topics. Instead, we invite you and your member churches, schools, and camps to view and utilize the wide array of safety resources and information available on our website – free of charge! These include: • Risk Reporter Publications – A risk-focused… Read more »

Free Armed Intruder Events in Indy & Columbus

The Indiana District and Church Mutual are once again sponsoring two free events on how to spot the warning signs before a violent event occurs and how to keep your people safe if faced with an armed intruder. St. Peter’s Lutheran Church (Columbus) will be hosting this workshop on Tuesday, February 26 at 6:00 pm…. Read more »

Enter Into Safety With Entrance Mats

Members, guests and employees expect a safe environment when they enter your facility. Unfortunately, entrance areas are a common area for slips and falls. A small amount of water can present a real slip problem, whether it is from snow and slush during the winter months or rain and mud in the spring, summer and… Read more »

Three Grants Available from the Indiana District

Did you know there are currently three grants available from the Indiana District for churches and church workers? The New Church Worker Grant is available for ordained and commissioned workers who were members of an Indiana District congregation while attending a synodical university and are now called to a congregation, school or RSO of the… Read more »

More CPS Resources for 2019 Open Enrollment

2019 is different in many ways from past open enrollments. Workers will go online on the member portal to make elections (they will need to set up their own account and register) and they can elect financial options as well as health care. From our Concordia Plan Services representative, Maureen Schneider, here are some things… Read more »

5 Free Stewardship Programs Available for Congregational Use

Looking for a free stewardship program 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 – including 2 new ones, added in September 2018. These programs from Stewardship Advisors are Scripturally-based, grace-centered, copy-ready, and contain everything your LCMS church will need:  Bible studies,… Read more »

2019 Health Care Election

Congratulations to all who successfully made your 2019 health plan election on our new portal! We appreciate your patience as we transition to an online process. If you did not make an election by 8/24/18, you will automatically default to your current/2018 option(s). Several employers asked about next steps in our new process. Here is… Read more »

Payroll Help & Tax Reporting Compliance

Does your congregation need help in the areas of payroll and tax reporting compliance? Paychex payroll solutions may be able to help you stay in compliance with changing IRS, state, and local regulations. Learn more about Paychex and a discount available to churches and schools within the Indiana District on on the attached flyer here.

Lifestyle Benefits through Concordia Disability

Securian Financial, which administers the survivor benefits and supplemental life insurance for the Concordia Disability and Survivor Plan (CDSP), is changing the name of its LifeSuite Services to “Lifestyle Benefits.” There are no changes to the existing benefits, which are automatically available at no cost to all members enrolled in the CDSP, their spouses and… Read more »

Background Screening for Employees and Volunteers

   As the school year approaches, your organization may be preparing to work more closely with youth. This likely includes organizing staff and volunteers to teach or supervise minors. Do you follow these background screening best practices? Background screen all new workers who will be interacting with youth Re-screen workers on an annual basis to… Read more »