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 »

Fall is here!

Football is cranking up and baseball is winding down (although CUB fans are excited!). As a nation we love sports and many people have their favorite team(s). People can get pretty passionate about athletic competition! That was true even in Biblical times – “anyone who competes as an athlete does not receive the victor’s crown… Read more »

Video Released for Outreach Kentucky

A new video has been released about Outreach Kentucky, a special mission initiative of the Indiana District. The project aims to plant a new congregation and college ministry in Richmond, Kentucky. “According to census data, only about 30% of residents here still call themselves Christian, while more than 61% say they are religiously unaffiliated —… Read more »

Labor Day

“By the sweat of your face you shall eat bread, till you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken; for you are dust, and to dust you shall return.” Gen. 3:19 Evidently my Dad really took this verse to heart – especially the “sweat of your face” part. This past week… Read more »

REMINDER: Pre-Retirement Workshop Deadline Sept. 16

Are you approaching (or thinking about) your retirement?  Concordia Plan Services and the Indiana District will host a Pre-Retirement Workshop for all interested professional church workers on October 1 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. in the Training Center at the District Office, 1145 Barr Street, Fort Wayne. We are also looking at the possibility… Read more »

God’s Word endures forever!

“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever” Everything else changes! Alumni gatherings for anniversaries for high school, college and seminary are always interesting. Judy and I had the opportunity to attend such a gathering at Concordia University in Chicago this week. It is great to see friends and classmates from when they and… Read more »

Interested in Becoming a Pastor or Deaconess?

Rev. Bill Wrede, Director of Admissions, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, will be in the Illinois and Indiana areas to discuss with those who might want to look at the education and path to becoming a pastor or deaconess. You may contact him for an appointment at 314.505.7221 or Walk-ins are also welcome. He will… Read more »

Holy Cross Dedication of New Education Center

On Sunday, August 21, Holy Cross Lutheran Church and School (Indianapolis) conducted a service of praise and thanksgiving at the dedication and expansion of their new education center. Song and Scripture focused upon, “Do not forsake me, my God, till I declare your power to the next generation, your mighty acts to all who are to come” (Psalm 71:18)…. Read more »

Important Overtime Regulations Webinar

On Thursday, August 25, at 10:30 am CST which is (11:30 am EST), the LCMS is hosting a webinar on the The Impact of the FLSA’s New Overtime Regulations on Districts, Congregations and Schools. The District is offering the opportunity, for anyone interested, to join us at the District Office Training Center Room for a… Read more »


The political conventions were really something! It seems the speakers love to use hyperbole to define their greatness and their opponents weaknesses. It’s easy to do. Have we not all exaggerated our strengths and magnified our neighbor’s weaknesses? Putting the best construction on what you hear about others requires a significant level of compassion and… Read more »