Calls and Vacancies – Updated March 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 »

Summer Camp! – Time to Plan

Summer Camp is right around the corner and it’s a place where children and adults get to experience not only tons of fun, but also the wonder of God’s love and creation.  It can also be instrumental in helping children develop independence, self-worth, leadership, responsibility, friendships, and more. Camp Lutherhaven in northern Indiana and Camp… Read more »

The Lord’s: Temptation and Prayer

Thank God that the Lord Jesus would be tempted in all things as we are, yet without sin.  (Heb. 4:15).  He accomplished this for us, that we would know that His victory over temptation is our victory.  Be encouraged in this victory of Jesus as you now consider the relationship of our Lord’s temptation to… Read more »

Operation Barnabas Training Workshop – Registration Now Open

April 6, 2019 | Christ Our King, Saline The Michigan District and the LCMS Ministry to the Armed Forces program, Operation Barnabas, will provide a training to assist local congregations in their care and support of local veterans and military members and their families. The event will take place April 6, 2019 from 1-4 p.m…. Read more »

Christ’s Departure (“Exodus”)

Of the three accounts relating Christ’s transfiguration only Luke informs us of the topic discussed between Jesus, Moses and Elijah:  “And behold, two men were talking with him, Moses and Elijah, who appeared in glory and spoke of his departure, which he was about to accomplish at Jerusalem.” (Luke 9:30).  They spoke of Christ’s “departure”…. Read more »

University Lutheran’s Newly Remodeled Building Serves Purdue Community

On any given morning, you might find Reverend Justin Herman sipping coffee while reading the Bible or talking with students at the coffee shop inside University Lutheran’s newly remodeled building. Since ULu completed their remodeling project, the building now houses a new fellowship hall, coffee shop, and office space. The coffee shop is run by… Read more »

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 »

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 »