Outreach Kentucky

Outreach Kentucky Update: Great News!

Outreach Kentucky is an effort of the Indiana District to plant a new town and gown ministry in Richmond, Ky. Richmond is the home of Eastern Kentucky University, which has a total enrollment of 15,816 students in 2020. Richmond is located in Madison County and has a population of 35,894 residents (Madison County has a… Read more »

Outreach Kentucky: Almost Halfway to Goal

The Indiana District is continuing to pursue their goal of raising $150,000 for Outreach Kentucky, a new mission initiative serving the Richmond, Kentucky area. So far, $70,220 has been raised toward the goal. Once $150,000 is reached, the District can apply for an additional $100,000 through the New Ministry Initiative Matching Grant. The total amount… Read more »

Emmanuel Lutheran generously supports Outreach Kentucky

At our recent southern pastors conference Rev. Dan Gadbaw, pastor of Emmanuel Lutheran in Tell City, Indiana presented Rev. Geoffrey Robinson, Executive Counselor of Outreach and Human Care, a check totaling four thousand dollars that his congregation was contributing to the Outreach Kentucky endeavor. Rev. Gadbaw challenged the pastors to encourage their congregations to contribute… Read more »

Paying It Forward to Outreach Kentucky

Faith Lutheran Church in DeMotte, Indiana, likes to practice what they preach. So when the congregation received a grant from LCMS to help them purchase land, they knew they were going to tithe back to the district out of thankfulness for God’s blessing—and they earmarked the funds for Outreach Kentucky. “It’s pretty customary for our… Read more »

Rev. Dan Brege invites support for Outreach Kentucky

A special message about Outreach Kentucky from Rev. Daniel Brege, First Vice President of the Indiana District – LCMS: Dear Brothers and Sisters in the Indiana District, We all know it is essential to reach out with the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. Each of our congregations has several groups–youth groups, ladies groups, Sunday school classes,… Read more »

Outreach Kentucky video highlights importance of campus ministry

The Indiana District’s Outreach Kentucky project highlights the importance of ministry on college campuses, says Rev. Rev. Marcus T. Zill, director of Campus Ministry & LCMS U for the Office of National Mission. “There are many reasons to be engaged in campus ministry, including catechizing and caring for our own, reaching out to those who are lost,… Read more »

Outreach Kentucky is “a ripe harvest field in our own backyard”

“The Indiana District’s ‘Outreach Kentucky‘ is finding a ripe harvest field in our own backyard,” said Rev. Peter Cage, senior pastor of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and School in Fort Wayne, Indiana. “It is hard to believe that such a populous region, almost devoid of any familiarity with the proclamation of ‘Christ for us,’ could be located in… Read more »

Outreach Kentucky video explores a vital need, says Rev. Mark Wood

The District’s new Outreach Kentucky video emphasizes the importance of reaching the next generation with the truth of the Gospel, says Rev. Mark Wood, Director of the Witness and Outreach Ministry for the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. “As people become more aware of the challenges that we face as an aging church body, many in… Read more »

Video Released for Outreach Kentucky

A new video has been released about Outreach Kentucky, a special mission initiative of the Indiana District. The project aims to plant a new congregation and college ministry in Richmond, Kentucky. “According to census data, only about 30% of residents here still call themselves Christian, while more than 61% say they are religiously unaffiliated —… Read more »