Youth Ministry

2019 National Youth Gathering Planning

Materials have been mailed to all Indiana Lutheran churches to introduce our District coordinators and help congregations plan to attend the National Youth Gathering in July 2019 in Minneapolis MN (no snow guarenteed!!) Our district coordinators: DCE Cheryl LaBelle serving St Paul, Columbus IN DCE Sarah Shadday serving Concordia, Greenwood IN Regional planning meetings have been set!… 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 »

Midweek Ministry

So, you want to start a midweek program for children in order to “train up a child.” Good for you! These endeavors can prove to be excellent ways to reach out to a group that is all too often difficult to reach and underserved with regard to faith training. However, there are a couple of… Read more »

How ECHO is creating hope and opportunity for teen moms

“I’m a better mother. Had I not been guided by ECHO, my life would be totally different right now. This program can save your life.” That’s how teen mothers are describing ECHO, a program through Lutheran Social Services of Indiana (LSSI). ECHO stands for Education Creates Hope and Opportunity, and that’s just what these young women… Read more »

Students Participate in March for Life

Concordia Lutheran High School students head to Washington On January 19th, students from Concordia Lutheran High School will be participating in the March for Life in Washington DC. The 45th annual March for Life is in response to the 1973 Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion. Mark Dolde and Karolyn Dillman act as advisors for… Read more »

$3,000 scholarship available to high school seniors

The Lutheran Church Extension Fund has announced a $3,000 scholarship available to high school seniors who invest with LCEF. The Take Heart Scholarship is available in three award levels of $500, $1,000, and $3,000. Applications must be submitted by April 5, 2017. For  application information and further details, please click here: https://lcef.org/take-heart-scholarship/

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 »

2016 National Youth Gathering

The National LCMS 2016 Youth Gathering will be held on Saturday, July 16 – Wednesday, July 20 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The theme for this year is “In Christ Alone The Indiana District has tips on getting ready to go!  District T Shirts are available, order now!  Plan to attend the District Event on Tuesday, July 19th.  Click… Read more »

Higher Things 2016

Held annually, Higher Things is a youth conference intended to assist parents, pastors, and congregations in cultivating, encouraging, and promoting a distinctively Lutheran identity among their youth and young adults. The theme for this year’s conference is “Bread of Life”. There are 3 Higher Things Conferences scheduled in 2016. The dates and locations are as follows: June 28… Read more »

Indiana District Youth Gathering

The Indiana District Youth Gathering is an annual high school youth gathering, sponsored by the Indiana District of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. It’s purpose is to provide an opportunity for youth to gathering in fellowship, worship Jesus, grow in their faith, and use their God-given gifts for service. The 2015 gathering was held at Emmaus… Read more »