Outreach & Evangelism

First Geneva Mission Confirmands

Praise be to God for the first Geneva, Indiana mission confirmands.  The ladies were confirmed on March 24, 2021 at St. John Lutheran Church in Bingen, Indiana.   Pictured left to right: Pastor Peter Brock, Seminarian Isaiah Armbrecht, Kathy Timmons, Judy Kendrick, Pastor Christopher Maronde and Pastor Donald Sauls.  The Geneva mission is an outreach of… Read more »

Geneva Mission

At its December meeting, the Indiana District Board of Directors approved financial support for a mission effort in northeast Indiana. Inaugurated by the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ through the faithful ministry of Rev. Donald Sauls (CTS 1984), this mission effort is in and around Geneva, Indiana. Rev. Sauls meets people through his work… Read more »

Tanzania Mission Effort

The Board of Directors in their December 2020 meeting approved a reallocation of $200.00 of unused funds from the “Congregations in Need” fund to support the Tanzania Mission Effort.  $100,000.00 will be allocated in 2021.  Another $100,000.00  will be allocated in 2022.   Congregations of the Indiana District – LCMS will be invited to further participate… Read more »

Monthly Webinars on Rural Ministry from LCMS

Rural & Small Town Mission webinars provide Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod pastors and congregational leaders with practical, relevant ideas for engaging the community with the Gospel. Contact Jenna at rstm@lcms.org or at 1-800-248-1930 Ext. 1396 to receive invitations and offer topic ideas for the video presentations. Click here for upcoming Webinar Schedule

St. Peter’s in Indianapolis Endures by the Lord’s Word

Pastor Seth Mierow was called to St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in 2008. The congregation was struggling and the surrounding neighborhood was in decline. Abandoned houses dotted the streets. Homelessness and crime were a problem. The congregation, which was over a hundred years old, had an aging population that had since moved away from the neighborhood…. Read more »

Our Redeemer Lutheran in Lexington Acts as a Beacon of Light

When Rev. Michael Huebner brought his family to Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Lexington under seven years ago, he never anticipated how much the congregation was going to impact his entire family. “It’s a tremendous place to be,” he said. “There’s a cohesion among the people that’s unique in my experience. They wanted someone to… Read more »

St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church Receives Historical Designation

St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, located at 2235 W. 10th Ave Gary, Indiana has been added to the National Registry of Historic Places. It is the city’s oldest congregation, with baptismal records dating back to 1863. When German settlers organized what would become St. John’s, they first met in a home, before building their first… Read more »

Sharing Christ through Church Revitalization – New Video!

The Indiana District is pleased to share this new video with you! Take a look at how Grace Lutheran Church in Columbus, Indiana, is using Connect to Disciple (part of the LCMS re:Vitality program) and reaching out to their community. You can view the video below or on our Vimeo page here.  

Outreach Encouragement #1: A PowerPoint to use with Congregations

Dear Pastor or congregational leader, This power-point was developed by the Evangelism Task Force of the Indiana District – LCMS for your encouragement and the encouragement of the members of your congregation to be involved in witnessing about Christ Jesus in your daily vocations.  God bless you as you witness concerning the Good News of… Read more »