District Finances

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 »

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 »

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 finance@in.lcms.org. As I (Ron) am departing for my retirement, I wish to thank all of you for your… Read more »

FLSA Update as of January 1, 2020

In the latter half of this year, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced a final rule that raises the minimum salary threshold for exemptions under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) for executive, administrative, and professional roles to $684 per week ($35,568 per year), which is a significant increase over the previous minimum salary… Read more »

Emmanuel Lutheran generously supports Outreach Kentucky

At our recent southern pastors conference Rev. Dan Gadbaw, pastor of Emmanuel Lutheran in Tell City, Indiana presented Rev. Geoffrey Robinson, Executive Counselor of Outreach and Human Care, a check totaling four thousand dollars that his congregation was contributing to the Outreach Kentucky endeavor. Rev. Gadbaw challenged the pastors to encourage their congregations to contribute… 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 »

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 »

Indiana District Travel Expense Reimbursement Form

To access a copy of the Indiana District LCMS Travel Expense Reimbursement Voucher, the form is available here. You may download either a pdf version of the District Travel Expense Form or an Excel version to record any travel expenses you must submit to the district. If you have any questions, please contact the Indiana District Finance Department … 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 »