Cross-Cultural Ministries

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 »

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 »

Sharing the Gospel with Muslims

In the seventh century, Christianity was afflicted by internal divisions, theological disputes and the worship of saints. Muhammad, the prophet of Islam, was exposed to unorthodox Christian beliefs that were widespread in Arabia. Unfortunately, those misunderstandings were perpetuated by the Islamic traditions that have been revered by Muslims up to our present time. Islam’s sources… Read more »

New Spanish Resources for Hispanic Ministry

If you’d like to share the Gospel with your Spanish-speaking neighbors, or if you’re heading out on a short-term mission trip to Central or South America, the Lutheran Heritage Foundation ( has translated and published two new resources for you: A Child’s Garden of Bible Stories and the Bible with Small Catechism, both in the Spanish language. Donations to… Read more »

How Ministries Connect with Students and Families

St. John Lutheran School During National Lutheran Schools Week, students across the United States learned about life in Cambodia and the work of Lutheran Hour Ministries  in reaching people with the love of Jesus. At St. John Lutheran School in Indianapolis, students participated in LHM’s online mission trip to Cambodia. Through an interactive website, students learned… Read more »

Cornerstone Lutheran hosts Prayer Vigil for Venezuela

Over 25 people, mainly Venezuelans, gathered at Cornerstone Lutheran Church Fishers on Saturday, May 13 for an hour-long vigil. We prayed for loved ones in harm’s way among the turmoil and upheaval in Venezuela. Repeatedly a phrase was heard, “This is not merely political and physical but a spiritual battle.” The situation in Venezuela is… Read more »

Special Worship Service at Jes’us de Galilea

On Sunday, March 5, the first Sunday in Lent,  Jes’ us de Galilea held a special worship service with Patrick Winningham from Lutheran High School, Indianapolis serving as the guest organist. A special children’s message was given in Spanish by Rev. Sam Ruiz.  There were 24 children who listened to the message. A luncheon was… Read more »

Japanese Ministry Resources

Rev. Thomas Going reaches out to Japanese people in central Indiana. He can be reached at or at 812-376-6788. International Bible studies are held at Carmel Lutheran Church, 4850 E. Main Street, Carmel, Indiana on Tuesdays from 9:00 – 10:30 followed by social time from 10:30 – 12:00 noon.  For more information email Divine Service… Read more »

Chinese Ministry Resources

Rev. Tich Luu was installed on September 20, 2015, as pastor to the Missions to Chinese at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 100 E. Michigan Street, Evansville. A Chinese service is held on Sundays at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul’s with Bible Class and Sunday School being held before the service at 9:15 am. You can contact Rev. Tich… Read more »

Indian Outreach Resources

Rev. Udhay Raji, Pastor of Indian Missions, reaches out to Indian people in the Indianapolis, Indiana area. Divine Services are held at Calvary Lutheran, 6111 Shelby Street, on the south side of Indianapolis, on the last Sunday of each month at 5:30 pm. Home Bible Studies and ESL are held the 3rd Saturday of each month in individuals… Read more »