Leadership Thoughts

Outreach Kentucky update!

The Word of God encourages us to share the Gospel of Christ with those who don’t know Him as their personal Lord and Savior.  Furthermore, we are not all called to be pastors.  But a Lutheran pastor is needed to begin this new mission in order that he might begin to baptize and teach those… Read more »

District Convention begins this week

On Thursday and Friday, Lutherans will gather from throughout Indiana and northern Kentucky at the Grand Wayne Center to prayerfully consider our work together. As we do every three years, we will share ministry reports, elect leaders, and vote on important matters. Clergy and lay delegates will represent every congregation in our District. The theme for... Read more »

Convention

School is out, graduations are done and summer plans are on everyone’s agenda!  This is a great time for students as they celebrate the achievements of the academic year and anticipate a summer of different activities such as sports, camps, 4H, fun in the sun and family vacations.  They may also be thinking about plans… Read more »

Memorial Day

Memorial Day meant the Indy 500 on radio when I was a kid.  However prior to the race we always visited the cemetery in Mishawaka!  It was a big deal for my Dad because he was an orphan.  So, we would visit the graves of grandparents we did not know and plant our geraniums. We… Read more »

Lutheran Teachers are a Blessing

What a blessing you are to God’s church and the Indiana District: Greetings to you each of you in the name of Jesus, our Risen Lord and Savior!  God’s great peace through His Son is yours today. We (Amy and I) celebrate with you as you begin to close out another academic year.  Lutheran schools… Read more »

Lutheran Teachers are a Blessing

What a blessing you are to God’s church and the Indiana District: Greetings to you each of you in the name of Jesus, our Risen Lord and Savior!  God’s great peace through His Son is yours today. We (Amy and I) celebrate with you as you begin to close out another academic year.  Lutheran schools… Read more »

Confirmed

“…be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.” Rev. 2:10 There are various dates for congregations to confirm their youth!  In the past, many were confirmed on Palm Sunday and received their first Communion on Maundy Thursday.  As tradition and practices changed some moved confirmation to Pentecost Sunday.  It… Read more »

Pentecost

When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place.  Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them.  All of… Read more »

Keep Playgrounds S.A.F.E.

Playgrounds are a great way to generate interest from youth in your organization. However, they can also create a significant risk of injury and liability. Take care to make your playground a S.A.F.E. environment: Supervision: Make sure your playground is always supervised Age appropriate: Follow manufacturer’s guidelines Fall surfacing: Ensure you have adequate surface fill… Read more »

Ascension

Then they gathered around him and asked him, “Lord, are you at this time going to restore the kingdom to Israel?”  He said to them: “It is not for you to know the times or dates the Father has set by his own authority.  But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on… Read more »