Congregational Ministry

Updated Project Timeline for University Lutheran Church Relocation  

Milestones to the Move With the recent closings on the sale of two properties—100 S. Chauncey Hill and 460 Northwestern Avenue—#ULuOnTheMove is moving forward at a rapid pace. This month, we honor the ministry at the former Chauncey Hill location and look forward to construction and renovations at the new location, now officially the University… Read more »

Doxology Insight Retreat Open to All Congregations

Consider gathering a carload of your leaders to attend the “More than Giving” INSIGHT Conference in 2017. Led by synod’s Stewardship Director Rev. Heath Curtis and Assistant Director Rev. Nathan Meador, this conference will equip pastors and laity to think biblically and “Lutheranly” about financial stewardship in its broader context. Your team or committee from… Read more »

“Green light” on University Lutheran relocation

On Monday, March 6, West Lafayette City Council voted 8-1 to approve rezoning of the Chauncey Hill property of University Lutheran Church. The decision is a final green light for plans to redevelop the corner of State Street and South Chauncey Avenue, and to relocate the church to a new location on Northwestern Avenue. The move… Read more »

New Church Worker Grants Awarded in Indiana District

The Lutheran Church has a need for professional church workers to serve in our congregations and schools. Our 10 Concordia universities across the United States share the common goal of developing Christian leaders for the church, community and world. The Indiana District is committed to supporting those who choose to serve as Lutheran pastors, teachers,… Read more »

Staying Connected with Professional Development

Professional conferences are standard operating procedure for most companies, helping employees stay current on a variety of business practices. Congregations shouldn’t be any different. Working for a church presents very unique challenges. Church workers need a place where they can be with others who understand those challenges. Pastors have “winkels.” Teachers have faculty meetings, conferences… Read more »

New Legal Resources Available

A new “Legal Resources” page with links to some 31 documents is now available on the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod’s website. Those links are grouped under five tabs labeled “Church Administration,” “Facility Usage,” “Schools and Education,” “Sexual Misconduct” and “Other Topics.” The new webpage is offered to help LCMS churches and schools navigate those complex issues…. Read more »

Worship for Shut-Ins Time Change

Lutheran Ministries Media wants Worship for Shut-Ins viewers to know that the Sunday morning program at 6:30 AM has moved to a new home. As of Sunday, November 13, it will be seen on Fort Wayne’s NBC channel 21.2 at 7:00 AM. On cable this is Verizon FiOS channel 4, Comcast channel 13, and on Mediacom… Read more »

Outreach Kentucky video explores a vital need, says Rev. Mark Wood

The District’s new Outreach Kentucky video emphasizes the importance of reaching the next generation with the truth of the Gospel, says Rev. Mark Wood, Director of the Witness and Outreach Ministry for the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. “As people become more aware of the challenges that we face as an aging church body, many in… Read more »

Sunday School Resources

Sunday School Curriculum can be found at Concordia Publishing House but they also have other books that may be helpful. Sunday School Basics (2006)  and Children’s Ministries FAQs (1999) are two books co-authored by Dr. David Ebeling of the Indiana District and are still avialable.  

A Healthy Sunday School

   Introduction Almost every congregation chooses to operate a Sunday School.  It is a ministry of the congregation that is often placed in the hands of volunteers to organize and teach the classes.  Someone is identified as the Sunday school superintendent and others are asked to teach.  A lay board usually oversees the program.  It… Read more »