Lifestyle Benefits through Concordia Disability

Securian Financial, which administers the survivor benefits and supplemental life insurance for the Concordia Disability and Survivor Plan (CDSP), is changing the name of its LifeSuite Services to “Lifestyle Benefits.” There are no changes to the existing benefits, which are automatically available at no cost to all members enrolled in the CDSP, their spouses and… Read more »

Background Screening for Employees and Volunteers

   As the school year approaches, your organization may be preparing to work more closely with youth. This likely includes organizing staff and volunteers to teach or supervise minors. Do you follow these background screening best practices? Background screen all new workers who will be interacting with youth Re-screen workers on an annual basis to… Read more »

Do you know a student attending Indiana University-Bloomington this academic year?

Pastors, teachers, and lay leaders,  Do you know a student attending Indiana University-Bloomington this academic year?   University Lutheran Church, pastored by Rev. Rich Woelmer, asks for your help.  U-Lu’s back–to-school event —  worship, picnic and open house — is Sunday, August 19.     Worship is at 10:30; picnic follows in the courtyard at 11:30.  Start the… Read more »

Email from President May

It has come to our attention that someone is using Dan May’s name and sending out emails requesting a response.  He would NEVER make the request like those made in the emails. Please be sure to look closely at the email address from which  it comes. It is not a legitimate address from this office…. Read more »

2018 Anniversaries of Ordination

In preparation for the Fall Pastors’ Conference please look at the listing of those pastors celebrating special anniversaries this year.  Please let Jan know of any changes or additions to the list – The Fall Pastors’ Conference is in the planning stages and will be held November 5-6 at the new Embassy Suites Conference… Read more »

News on Supporting the Missions of LWML in 2019

Post the National LWML Convention in Mobile, Alabama, the LWML is pleased to offer a cruise on the Carnival Fantasy for FUN from June 24- 29, 2019. Well-deserved rest and relaxation with proceeds which benefit the mission projects of the LWML. Would you like to take part in this fun getaway while benefiting LWML? McGehee… Read more »

Ascension Lutheran Christian School, Gary Indiana Doubles Enrollment!

Ascension had doubled enrollment and plans to triple numbers from 2018 before school starts in August.  Upon returning from the July 4th holiday, Principal Rev. John Albers, received news of additional children making plans to attend Ascension Lutheran Christian School (ALCS) in Gary beginning this year, bringing the current total to 41 scholars for the 2018/19… Read more »


We are all in the midst of transition at this time!  This may be my final Daniel’s Den Leadership article. Unless the newly elected Pastor Brege wants or needs me to write another one or two.  Now that the convention is over, I want to thank you for the privilege and honor of serving with… Read more »


Boy was Thursday night at the convention a blessing!  The evening banquet from my perspective was to be a regular banquet, a nice meal and a time to fellowship and great food.  It was all of that and much more!  It was very moving to have my family surprise me with a visit (thanks to… Read more »

Lutheran Diaconal Association

June 29, 2018 Starting today, the Lutheran Deaconess Association will be known as the Lutheran Diaconal Association. The change more accurately reflects the organization serving both deacons and deaconesses in education and formation in recent years. The Lutheran Deaconess Association (LDA) was formed in 1919 in Fort Wayne, Indiana, beginning with its first deaconess students… Read more »