Outreach & Evangelism

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 »

Men’s Retreat Open for Registration at Lakeview Villages

Join other men in Christian fellowship on April 17-19 at Lakeview Villages in Seymour, Indiana, as we explore the topic of “LOST TH1NGS” with Rev. Jonathan Fisk. What does the First Article of the creed mean for our everyday life? Get away and enjoy God’s great creation, eat like a king at our hog roast,… 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 »

Free Resources from Lutheran Heritage Foundation

The Lutheran Heritage Foundation (an LCMS recognized service organization) provides free resources to you and your church for sharing the Gospel with neighbors and friends who don’t speak English as a first language. Books like Luther’s Small Catechism, devotions and children’s Bible storybooks are available in more than 100 languages – and also make excellent gifts… Read more »

Summer Camps Open for Registration!

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 »

Camp Lakeview is Hiring a Program Director

Lakeview Ministries is accepting resumes for the position of Program Director at the Camp Lakeview site. The Program Director is responsible for coordinating and leading the summer program at Camp Lakeview as well as hosting guest groups and leading programming during the retreat season. He/she must be able to lead and supervise staff and campers,… 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.  

Discipling the Ethnic Groups – A New Campus Ministry Video

Jesus lovingly commanded, “Go and make disciples of all nations.”  Realizing that the Greek word for “nations” is basically our English word for “ethnic” gives a richer meaning to this command.  Jesus’ command is thus, “…make disciples of all ethnic groups.” The sharpened reality then is that within a given nation there are frequently several... Read more »

Indiana District Parish Nurse Conference

The Indiana District Parish Nurse Conference will be held on Friday, October 25 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Peggy F. Murphy Community Grief Center located at 5920 Homestead Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46814. This free conference provides education for pastors, nurses and those interested in health ministries.  You’ll learn how to help… Read more »