The end of this month our LC-MS congregations will be commemorating and celebrating the Reformation.  Why?  A simple explanation would be that the Reformers understood the salvific meaning of freedom. In the Holy Gospel assigned for Reformation Day Jesus declares, “…everyone who practices sin is a slave to sin…if the Son sets you free, you… Read more »

Hispanic Ministry Video for the New Mission in Indy

Pastor Sam Ruiz is leading a new mission to the Latinos in the Indianapolis area. They have been worshipping on the West side and now are beginning to worship on the East side as well. Learn more about this exciting ministry of Iglesia Luterana La Trinidad in this short video clip. To learn more about… Read more »

New Church Worker Grants from the Indiana District

Each year the Indiana District award New Church Worker Grants to commissioned & ordained workers who recently began their ministry.  To qualify a person must have Attended a Concordia University or Seminary Be a member of an Indiana District Congregation 3 years prior to attending the Concordia University or Seminary Be commissioned or ordained and… Read more »

Brege’s Cross Words – An Introduction

If one had to briefly describe the heart of Christianity, an appropriate summary would be, “It centers in the cross of Christ.” Though this monologue is entitled Brege’s Cross Words, of course the words of the cross do not uniquely belong to Brege.  I will be presenting and discussing Christ and his cross in any… Read more »

Indiana District Curriculum Initiative

Greetings and God’s peace through His Son is yours today. I am extremely excited and overjoyed to pen this brief note about the Indiana District Curriculum Initiative that will begin in the winter of 2019.  In a joint effort Julie Dietrich, Curriculum Consultant for the Indiana District and Alicia Levitt, Academic Excellence Coordinator for the… Read more »

Fall Pastors Conference – 2018

The Indiana District Fall Pastors Conference will be held at the Embassy Suites Noblesville Conference Center, November 5-6.  Embassy Suites is a new facility just north of Indianapolis off of I 69. Our keynote speaker for Monday is Dr. Reed Lessing who will make his presentation on the Great Commission through the lens of Isaiah… Read more »

Lutheran Marriage Encounter Weekend

All married couples are invited to attend a weekend retreat that will enhance and strengthen your relationship with each other and with God. Whether you’re newly married or have been married for decades, good communication is the key to keeping your love relationship vibrant and strong. Marriage Encounter teaches a unique and effective set of… Read more »

Congratulations to Jon Mielke – INPEA Leadership

Dr. Jon Mielke, Education Executive for Christian Education of the Indiana District will be recognized with the INPEA Leadership Award at the upcoming INPEC Conference. The Conference is scheduled for October 29 & 30 at the Indianapolis Convention Center.  Jon will be recognized during the Opening Session on Monday, October 29th.  Additional Conference Information may be… Read more »

5 Free Stewardship Programs Available for Congregational Use

Looking for a free stewardship program for your church with a whole-life stewardship emphasis?  There are now five sets of materials available for downloading free from the District’s website – including 2 new ones, added in September 2018. These programs from Stewardship Advisors are Scripturally-based, grace-centered, copy-ready, and contain everything your LCMS church will need:  Bible studies,… Read more »