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 »

Purdue and IU students join hands to help hurricane relief

University Lutheran Church at Purdue sent a team of students to Port Arthur, Texas in March 2018 to continue work on homes devastated by hurricane Harvey. Led by Rev. Justin Herman of West Lafayette, the intercollegiate team of Purdue and Indiana University students volunteered their spring break to help residents return to their homes. Purdue... Read more »

Free resource can be a catalyst for reaching the lost

The Indiana District received the following invitation from Mission USA.   Dear partner in the Gospel: As you may know, a new online church-planting resource has been developed by LCMS Church Planting to serve the Lord’s Church. An email went out last week to workers and congregations in your circuit. Please encourage them to use… Read more »

Some Thoughts on Stewardship

The Holy Spirit sanctifies us so that we are renewed in our spirit, will, attitude and desires. The Holy Spirit enables us to rise above our natural inclinations. The natural inclinations that we all have are inclinations of selfishness and self-centeredness. Godly stewardship is the opposite of selfishness and self-centeredness. The desire to serve God… Read more »

Caring for every human — in body and soul

The phrase “human care” may evoke many images in your mind. Human care includes helping those who have just experienced a disaster. In our district, we are blessed with men and women trained to be early responders who also become part of a team; hence the name Lutheran Early Response Team (LERT). They provide human… Read more »

Emmanuel Lutheran generously supports Outreach Kentucky

At our recent southern pastors conference Rev. Dan Gadbaw, pastor of Emmanuel Lutheran in Tell City, Indiana presented Rev. Geoffrey Robinson, Executive Counselor of Outreach and Human Care, a check totaling four thousand dollars that his congregation was contributing to the Outreach Kentucky endeavor. Rev. Gadbaw challenged the pastors to encourage their congregations to contribute… Read more »

Videos from Small Town & Rural Ministry Convocation

These videos are a collection of the speakers and their messages at a Small Town/Rural Ministry Convocation held at the Indiana District – LCMS office in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The convocation was held on May 6, 2017.

Special Worship Service at Jes’us de Galilea

On Sunday, March 5, the first Sunday in Lent,  Jes’ us de Galilea held a special worship service with Patrick Winningham from Lutheran High School, Indianapolis serving as the guest organist. A special children’s message was given in Spanish by Rev. Sam Ruiz.  There were 24 children who listened to the message. A luncheon was… Read more »

Mission Festival Sunday

Do you remember the days when most of our LCMS congregations had a mission festival event? The last church that I served in Altamont, Illinois had a mission festival Sunday every year. It was a great experience.  We invited a missionary who was working in cross cultural ministry either in the foreign field or in… Read more »

What Is It That Should Unite Us?

The Word of God should unite us!  St. Paul writes, “I appeal to you, brothers, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be united in the same mind and the same judgment.” (1 Corinthians 1:10 ESV)  Strife and… Read more »