Congregational Finances

PPP2 Letter

The Indiana District has issued updated information concerning the Economic Aid Act. Below is an excerpt from the letter. You can download the full letter here. February 10, 2021Blessings to you as we enter the weeks leading to the Lenten Season!As the trying times of 2020 extend into the New Year, we hold fast to… Read more »

Joyful Response – Free Online Giving Platform through LCEF

Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF) offers an electronic giving platform called Joyful Response for accepting online gifts through your website, a mobile phone app, ACH or text-giving. This platform is available for LCMS congregations, schools and registered service organizations (RSOs) – free of charge through LCEF. If you are not currently set up to take… Read more »

CARES Act update from the Indiana District (April 30, 2020)

Download: CARES Act 2020 District Second Finance Response – 4-30-2020   Greetings in Christ! While the past few weeks have been trying, we hope and pray the churches in the Indiana District continue to faithfully preach the Word in its truth and purity and administer the Sacraments rightly, when and where they are able. It… Read more »

COVID 19 Links

The links below are provided as a tool for churches and schools in their quest for information during the COVID 19 situation. Links on this page will relate to the LC-MS, the Indiana District, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) as well as… Read more »

CARES Act letter from the Indiana District

The Indiana District has issued a letter concerning the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act.). Click here to download the letter. “Congress passed and the President signed into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) with the purpose of providing small businesses needed funds to survive the current… Read more »

Facts about the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.

Many in our District have been asking about the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). According to the U.S. Department of Labor, “FFCRA will help the United States combat and defeat COVID-19 by giving all American businesses with fewer than 500 employees funds to provide employees with paid leave, either for the employee’s own health… 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 »

Concordia Plan Resources & Updates

This page features the latest updates from Concordia Plan benefit consultant, Maureen Schneider. It is intended to be a resource for all churches and schools who are using the Concordia Health Plan. If you have any questions, please contact the appropriate Concordia Plan benefit consultant, as indicated below. Concordia Plan Contact Information General questions can be... Read more »

Congregational Remittance Form

Step 1.  Please download and complete this Excel spreadsheet, including your congregation name and address on top. Save it for your church records. Download the Master Congregation Remittance Form here. Step 2. Email the completed Excel spreadsheet to finance@in.lcms.org Step 3.  Make your check payable to Indiana District – LCMS. Send your payment via US Mail or… Read more »

Financial Resources

The financial resources section provides valuable resource tools to assist congregation leaders in the areas of Stewardship and Finance.  Other resources are provided to assist the full time church worker in the areas of salary guidelines and tax matters as they pertain to the church worker.  This section also includes some financial information regarding the… Read more »