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Love Your Enemies

This is the command of the Lord Jesus:  “Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you.” (Luke 6:27).  Pretty ridiculous, eh?  Indeed, how can anyone do this; how can people love someone who has persecuted, insulted, harmed or hated them?   Jesus is not saying that we should agree with our enemy, nor is… Read more »

Calls and Vacancies – Updated February 20, 2019

Vacancy Information This is the latest information available regarding calls and vacancies within the Indiana District congregations.  Please do remember that this information is for your prayers.  Please do NOT contact these congregations about getting a call or offering to be called. CONGREGATIONS CALLING OR GETTING READY TO CALL CROSS PLAINS, St. Paul – DANVILLE,… Read more »

Congregation Statistics Information

Login information was mailed this past week from Synod to enter congregation statistics into a new database called the LCMS Information Support Network (LISN) for Congregations. You will now be able to enter your statistics directly into this database which is designed to provide better service and greater access. If you have not received your letter by… Read more »

Man Up! The Quest for Masculinity

Lakeview Villages in Seymour, Indiana, will host a Men's Gathering on April 5-7, 2019. "Man Up! The Quest for Masculinity" is designed to "cut through all the noise of the world's ideas of masculinity and goes back to what our Creator says about being a man in His creation." The main speaker is Rev. Jeffery... Read more »

Calls and Vacancies – Updated February 13, 2019

Vacancy Information This is the latest information available regarding calls and vacancies within the Indiana District congregations.  Please do remember that this information is for your prayers.  Please do NOT contact these congregations about getting a call or offering to be called. CONGREGATIONS CALLING OR GETTING READY TO CALL CROSS PLAINS, St. Paul – DANVILLE,… Read more »

NINE Works to Build Partnerships with Churches and Neighborhoods

NINE (Northeast Indiana Neighborhood Engagement) is a new organization whose goal is to impact neighborhoods with community development, grassroots leadership, and the engagement of churches through Christ’s love. Their mission is to bring transformational life change to individuals living in underserved neighborhoods in northeast Indiana. By bringing together churches and community leaders for strategic ministry… Read more »

Outreach Kentucky: Almost Halfway to Goal

The Indiana District is continuing to pursue their goal of raising $150,000 for Outreach Kentucky, a new mission initiative serving the Richmond, Kentucky area. So far, $70,220 has been raised toward the goal. Once $150,000 is reached, the District can apply for an additional $100,000 through the New Ministry Initiative Matching Grant. The total amount… Read more »

LWML Scholarships for College Students

Applications are now available for $500 scholarships for the 2019-2020 academic year awarded through the LWML Indiana District Scholarship Fund.  A limited number of scholarships are given to students preparing for full-time church work in the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.  Students must demonstrate a need for financial assistance, have a good scholastic aptitude and be enrolled… Read more »

Caught by the Net

In this week’s Gospel Jesus says to Peter, “Do not be afraid; from now on you will be catching men.” Spoken in the context of a great and miraculous draught of fish, this will become the work of Christ’s Church—catching men. Imagine you are a fish, and suddenly you are caught in a net.  A… Read more »

Prayer List for February 2019

The staff of the Indiana District regularly gathers to pray for churches and schools around the District – our brothers and sisters in Christ. If you would like to pray with us, download the prayer list for February here. We also share the churches that we are praying for every week on Facebook. You can like… Read more »