Outreach Kentucky video highlights importance of campus ministry

The Indiana District’s Outreach Kentucky project highlights the importance of ministry on college campuses, says Rev. Rev. Marcus T. Zill, director of Campus Ministry & LCMS U for the Office of National Mission. “There are many reasons to be engaged in campus ministry, including catechizing and caring for our own, reaching out to those who are lost,… Read more »

Tips for a Sharp Accident Reporting Plan

Accident and incident reports involving employees, guests and members of your congregation should not be taken lightly. The information provided on these forms provide valuable insights about conditions or unusual events leading up to an injury or near-miss situation at your worship center. It is important to document accidents and near-misses while the details are… Read more »

By Grace…Through Faith

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith–and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God– not by works, so that no one can boast. Eph. 2:8-9 These words are emblazoned in our hearts and minds.  Celebrating the Reformation is to celebrate the grace of God!  Luther wrote, “Now… Read more »

Outreach Kentucky is “a ripe harvest field in our own backyard”

“The Indiana District’s ‘Outreach Kentucky‘ is finding a ripe harvest field in our own backyard,” said Rev. Peter Cage, senior pastor of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and School in Fort Wayne, Indiana. “It is hard to believe that such a populous region, almost devoid of any familiarity with the proclamation of ‘Christ for us,’ could be located in… Read more »

Fall Beauty

The beauty of the fall season is something to behold in Indiana and Kentucky! One of my German professors of years past was well traveled. He had been all over the world and seen many of the great sights. He even showed slides (some of you have never heard of slides) projected on a screen…. Read more »

Fake SelectAccount Emails Sent to Some CHP Members

It has come to our attention that several CHP members received a Phishing email that appears to be from SelectAccount, asking account holders to verify account information and view details of transactions. If your workers receive an email from what looks to be a SelectAccount email address ( with the subject line “Special Announement!” (sic),… Read more »

Reformation Celebrations

Reformation celebrations are underway and more and bigger ones are planned for next year! The Reformation month is a good time for us to share the Gospel and we remind our own people of the blessings we have in: The Three Solas (Faith, Scripture, and Grace) The value of a Biblical understanding of Law and… Read more »

Are you toooooo busy?

Time management is an art and a science! A number of years ago I read an excellent article entitled, “The Tyranny of the Urgent.” As church workers we are tempted to be too accessible or not enough accessible. Here’s what helps me: Take personal time for Bible reading and prayer Setting priorities (including family events)… Read more »

What’s in it for me?

While professional church worker conferences are a reasonable expectation for professional church workers (as well as people in many other professions) we still find ourselves asking some questions such as “What’s in it for me?” “Is it worth the money?” “Can I really afford the time?” “I think I would have chosen different speakers/presenters.” “I… Read more »

Critical Incident Response Team

Indiana District’s Critical Incidence Response Team (IN-CIRT) is a Human Care service offered by the Indiana District to our Indiana District. 1. What is IN-CIRT? INdiana District – Critical Incidence Response Team was formed in 2003 to provide on-site assistance to LCMS pastors for the people of their congregations, schools and communities at the time… Read more »