Cross Words

Man’s “Goodness” vs. God’s Goodness (Luke 18:1-8)

Though Scripture acknowledges that all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God, and that there is no one who does good, not even one, and that without faith it is impossible to please God, yet as the Lord Jesus speaks of prayer He verifies that among fallen mankind a kind of “goodness”… Read more »

Hinting at His Deity (Luke 17:11-19)

Of course every time Jesus performed an out-of-this-world miracle—like calming the stormy sea or speaking the dead to life—such miracles hinted at his deity.  Similarly every time Jesus was named the Son of God, or when He declared Himself to be the Son of the Father, these hinted at His deity (The Jews understood this… Read more »

Calls and Vacancies – Updated October 9, 2019

CONGREGATIONS CALLING OR GETTING READY TO CALL AURORA, St. John – called Rev. Ronald Stephens – accepted – installation 10/19 CROSS PLAINS, St. Paul (Dewberry) – served by Rev. Benjamin Lorenz DeMOTTE, Faith – served by Rev. Karl Frincke DILLSBORO, St. John (Farmers Retreat) ELLETTSVILLE, Trinity – served by Rev. Alan Scott EVANSVILLE, Trinity –… Read more »

Administrative Assistant Position Open

Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent/Executive Counselor of Christian Education Nestled in downtown Fort Wayne, the office enterprise of the Indiana District encourages and assists multiple ministries of the Lutheran Church Missouri synod.  Whether in our mission-minded congregations, accredited K-12 schools, licensed early childhood centers, and close-knit family ministries, our members know the Word, Work and… Read more »

Lakeview Ministries Dinner Auction – Tickets Available

You are invited to Lakeview Ministries’ dinner auction to support camp and all that this ministry provides.  The evening provides a lot of fun and entertainment, but the big winners are the campers!  Proceeds from all winning bids and cash donations go into the camp’s general operating fund. The event will be held from 5:00-9:00… Read more »

Prayer List for October 2019

Each week, the staff of the Indiana District  prays for churches and schools around the District – our brothers and sisters in Christ. If you would like to pray with us, download the prayer list for October here.

Great Little Faith (Luke 17:1-10)

The Apostles petitioned Jesus, “Increase our faith.”  At first glance this seems like an appropriate request, but Jesus does not give the answer we might expect.  He does not say, “Remain in my presence,” nor does He encourage them to “Keep hearing God’s Word,” as doing these would have apparently “increased” their faith. In His… Read more »

ONE IN CHRIST Pastor’s Guide for Early Childhood Education

The One in Christ Pastors Guide for Early Childhood Education offers a collection of informational articles about a pastor’s role in early childhood education and ministry as well as in the congregation.  The guide also includes an overview of the Early Childhood levels of the One in Christ Religion series from Concordia Publishing House.  It… Read more »

LCFS Fall Symposium – October 29th – Christian Life and Theology in the Digital Frontier

The Digital Age has altered the cultural landscape of Western Christianity forever. We are being changed physically, socially, and theologically by technologies at our fingertips. This presentation is intended to encourage the theological discipline of discernment as we evaluate the consequences (good and bad) of a technology-driven culture. We will explore the difference between connectivity… Read more »