Leadership

Reverend Ruiz to be Installed at Trinity

In March, Trinity Lutheran Church (Indianapolis) started a Spanish language worship service led by Reverend Samuel Ruiz. He will be installed on November 18 at a bilingual service at Trinity. Reverend Ruiz has both the experience and cultural background to reach some of the nine Latino groups located in the city. Cuban born, he started… 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 »

Church Fathers Interpreted Scripture Presentation by Professor Elowsky

Professor Joel Elowsky (Professor of History, Concordia Seminary) was very pleased to share how the Church Fathers interpreted the Scriptures and preached Christ and Him crucified at the Northern Pastor’s Conference. He enjoyed the camaraderie among the brothers and catching up with some of you. As requested by some, we’re sharing Professor Elowsky’s PowerPoint presentations… Read more »

Answering a Divine Call

Imagine being tasked with the job of filling multiple employment vacancies for a diverse and multi-cultural clientele each and every year. Requests come from a wide variety of settings, including rural, urban, and everything in between. The talent pool is vast and includes job candidates from across the entire nation. Filling these openings requires an… Read more »

Servant Leadership in Rural Areas

“And on the Sabbath day we went outside the gate to the riverside, where we supposed there was a place of prayer, and we sat down and spoke to the women who had come together.” Acts 16:13 Much can be said of the servant leadership role of the pastor in a rural and small-town congregation…. Read more »

CTSFW Partnership With Supporters Pays Tuition in Full

A central goal of Concordia Theological Seminary (CTSFW), Fort Wayne’s strategic plan has been 100% tuition coverage for our students. The Seminary is privileged to announce that years of targeted work have borne fruit: beginning with the 2018-19 academic year, tuition for all incoming, residential pastoral ministry and deaconess students will be paid in full…. Read more »

2018 Katie Retreat for All Pastor’s Wives

The Katie Retreat is an annual event hosted by the Indiana District for wives and widows of LCMS pastors. The 2018 retreat will be held from February 9 to 11 at the Inn at DePauw in Greencastle, Indiana. This year’s theme is “Every Path” with keynote speaker Pat Maier. Early registration (for a reduced rate)… Read more »

Congregational Self Study and Profile

The Congregational Self Study and Profile is intended to be used during a pastoral vacancy. This profile can help the congregation see and know itself and provide a basis for planning. It will also help the District President in preparing a call list and help the pastor-elect to evaluate the Call and the congregation. Download… Read more »

Caring for Those who Serve

The health and well-being of church workers are vitally important to the health and well-being of the congregation, school or agency in which they serve. Healthy workers increase the likelihood that the ministry will be healthy too. The healthier the ministry is, the more energy that ministry (congregation, school or agency) has to make a… Read more »

Learning Post-Seminary

We have all heard the word “pals” in common everyday language, but what does the word mean in regard to pastors who have just graduated from the seminary? PALS stands for Post Seminary Applied Learning and Support. This process or development lasts for the first three years of ministry for newly graduated pastors. In the… Read more »