School is out, graduations are done and summer plans are on everyone’s agenda!  This is a great time for students as they celebrate the achievements of the academic year and anticipate a summer of different activities such as sports, camps, 4H, fun in the sun and family vacations.  They may also be thinking about plans… Read more »

Church Fathers Interpreted Scripture Presentation by Professor Elowsky

Professor Joel Elowsky (Professor of History, Concordia Seminary) was very pleased to share how the Church Fathers interpreted the Scriptures and preached Christ and Him crucified at the Northern Pastor’s Conference. He enjoyed the camaraderie among the brothers and catching up with some of you. As requested by some, we’re sharing Professor Elowsky’s PowerPoint presentations… Read more »

Picture Registration Sign-Up for Pastors

At our Convention on June 14 and 15, 2018, we would like to compile a pictorial directory of all our pastors in the Indiana District. If you are attending the conference, please sign up (Pastors only) to have your picture taken. This is open to all pastors (current and retired). Whether you are attending the… Read more »

Gift Planning Counselor Position Available

The LCMS Foundation currently has a job opening for a Gift Planning Counselor to serve the Indiana District. If you are interested in learning more about linking Christians with the giving opportunities available to them, visit the LCMS Foundation website here. 

Before the Call, the Vicarage

“I was blown away from day one.” That’s how Dan Sheafer, associate pastor at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Fort Wayne, Indiana, describes his vicarage experience at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Pensacola, Florida. “I was interested in getting a good experience with a lot of different opportunities through my vicarage,” he says, “and I was open… Read more »

Answering a Divine Call

Imagine being tasked with the job of filling multiple employment vacancies for a diverse and multi-cultural clientele each and every year. Requests come from a wide variety of settings, including rural, urban, and everything in between. The talent pool is vast and includes job candidates from across the entire nation. Filling these openings requires an… Read more »

Memorial Day

Memorial Day meant the Indy 500 on radio when I was a kid.  However prior to the race we always visited the cemetery in Mishawaka!  It was a big deal for my Dad because he was an orphan.  So, we would visit the graves of grandparents we did not know and plant our geraniums. We… Read more »


We are announcing the nominees for District President and Regional Vice Presidents for election at the Indiana District Convention, June 14-15 to be held at the Grand Wayne Convention Center, Fort Wayne. The following have been nominated and have consented to serve, if elected, for District President: Rev. Dr. Thomas R. Ahlersmeyer, Holy Cross, Fort… Read more »


“…be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.” Rev. 2:10 There are various dates for congregations to confirm their youth!  In the past, many were confirmed on Palm Sunday and received their first Communion on Maundy Thursday.  As tradition and practices changed some moved confirmation to Pentecost Sunday.  It… Read more »