Clean Water ‘4KenyasKids’

Earlier this year, a short-term mission team from Indiana — including TJ Mattick, LCEF district vice-president, and Rev. Daniel Lepley, senior pastor of Our Shepherd Lutheran Church and School, Avon — partnered with Fountains of Hope to install two water purification systems at Point of Grace Academy, a Lutheran school in Ogal Beach, Kisumu, Kenya…. Read more »

Who is LCEF?

Who is Lutheran Church Extension Fund? Take a look at some of their current numbers. Through the blessings of LCEF’s many investors and dedicated loan customers, they have been able to help make a difference for thousands of ministries. Want to learn more? Contact TJ Mattick, LCEF Vice-President for our Indiana District, at  

District Welcomes New Executive for Finance

God’s Blessings to you all.  My name is Cody Dodson and it is a blessing to have this wonderful opportunity to serve the Indiana District in the capacity of Executive for Finance.  I am humbled and honored to join such a wonderful staff and incredible District of the LC-MS.  I have served as the Practice… Read more »

Housing Allowance Ruling Victory for Rostered Church Workers

Last Friday, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the clergy housing allowance is constitutional. In overturning a 2017 lower court ruling, the Appeals Court ensured that each rostered LCMS minister can continue to exclude a housing allowance on his or her federal income taxes if the IRS requirements for the housing allowance are… Read more »

Develop Plans and Procedures to Keep Your People Safe

Instances of armed intruder attacks continue to occur in the United States. These attacks are not limited to a select few. Explore Church Mutual’s new collection of content developed in partnership with industry experts to help you keep your people safe before, during and after a violent attack. Our Preparing for an Armed Intruder seminar… Read more »

Help Your Workers Stay Safe This Tax Season

As more Americans store information in the cloud, file their tax refunds electronically and have their refunds direct deposited, there are more opportunities for online thieves to steal your workers’ identities. Resolving tax fraud could take months of forms and fighting, and that means less time serving. How can they protect themselves from these thieves?… Read more »

New District Finance Email Address

To all Indiana District Congregation Pastors, and Financial Leaders: Please update your records with the following contact information for the District Finance Office. Please send all emails for Congregation Remittance forms or any other financial questions to As I (Ron) am departing for my retirement, I wish to thank all of you for your… Read more »

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 »

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 »