Congregational Ministry

Ministry on the Move: How Ministries are Pivoting During COVID-19

Ministries and non-profits in the Indiana District are developing creative strategies to continue serving others during the current COVID crisis. Here are three ministry organizations who altered their programs in order to meet ongoing needs in the midst of the pandemic. Digital VBS at Immanuel At Immanuel Lutheran Church in Seymour, a digital vacation bible… 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 »

A New Twist on Traditional Confirmation

Consistent confirmation participation is on the rise at Our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Avon, Indiana—and for good reason. The church now offers supplemental video confirmation instruction online, and kids and parents alike are engaging in the lessons on a daily basis. The new approach has required a committed video team, a brand-new set of student… Read more »

Intentional Interim Ministry

Highlights from the LCMS Intentional Interim Ministry Conference More information: Testimonials about intentional interim ministry.

Senior Ministry Task Force

It's exciting to hear that the average age of the lifespan of an American continues to rise.  As a pastor, you are most likely noticing that in your church records and the grey hair in your pews.  We quickly come to the realization that seniors offer us a unique set of opportunities for ministry.  That's... Read more »

Ready to Use Devotions for Church Meetings

How many meetings do you conduct each month? Are you expected to lead an opening or closing devotion? Here are 20 devotions ready to use. Each devotion in this file is a two-sided pdf file. You can print the one side and distribute it to the participants while reading the devotional text provided on the numbered leader’s page…. Read more »