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 »

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 »

Knowledge and Wisdom

Knowledge is great and wisdom is essential! Fallen though we are we are called upon on a regular basis to make decisions!  Some are relatively simple and not of long-lasting impact. What to order for lunch? Brown or black shoes today? Toll road or freeway? Other decisions relating to our work, family or future are… Read more »

Southern District Flooding Needs & Donations

Southeast Louisiana continues to work toward recovery following the massive flooding that devastated so many communities.  The Southern District has been, and will continue to be, involved in the recovery.  Those congregations who would like to assist in any way have several options: SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA CONGREGATIONS can donate bottled water and individually wrapped snacks to… Read more »

Best Practices Heartland – re:inspire

You are invited to Best Practices for Ministry—Heartland. We love the Church and the mission of the Church and want all to be encouraged as they serve Jesus. We believe that we can learn from one another! This conference is for LCMS pastors, church workers, and lay people. It begins at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday,… Read more »