Stewardship

Facts about the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.

Many in our District have been asking about the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). According to the U.S. Department of Labor, “FFCRA will help the United States combat and defeat COVID-19 by giving all American businesses with fewer than 500 employees funds to provide employees with paid leave, either for the employee’s own health… Read more »

Concordia Plan offers COVID-19 resources

Concordia Plan Services has shared the following message with plan participants: “With the current situation, you may be feeling anxious about your Concordia Retirement Savings Plan investments and Concordia Retirement Plan pension benefits. While we could not predict the current market situation, we are prepared for it. We have diligently planned for all potential market… Read more »

$17,245 Benefit Gift to University Lutheran, Bloomington

The Indiana District is pleased to announce a gift of $17,245 from Robert and Margaret Seitz for the benefit of University Lutheran Church at Indiana University—Bloomington. Bob and Margaret were good and faithful servants of Christ and, as Bob and Margaret have now been called home, the LCMS Foundation was honored to deliver their gift… Read more »

Outreach Kentucky update!

The Word of God encourages us to share the Gospel of Christ with those who don’t know Him as their personal Lord and Savior.  Furthermore, we are not all called to be pastors.  But a Lutheran pastor is needed to begin this new mission in order that he might begin to baptize and teach those… Read more »

New Gift Planning Counselor for the Indiana District

Mr. Andy Behrmann has been named Gift Planning Counselor at The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) Foundation effective January 3, 2019. Behrmann will serve the donors and ministry organizations of the Indiana District and replaces former Gift Planning Counselor Rev. Phil Krupski, who currently leads the Gift Planning team. Berhmann comes to the LCMS Foundation from… Read more »

5 Free Stewardship Programs Available for Congregational Use

Looking for a free stewardship program for your church with a whole-life stewardship emphasis?  There are now five sets of materials available for downloading free from the District’s website – including 2 new ones, added in September 2018. These programs from Stewardship Advisors are Scripturally-based, grace-centered, copy-ready, and contain everything your LCMS church will need:  Bible studies,… Read more »

District Convention begins this week

On Thursday and Friday, Lutherans will gather from throughout Indiana and northern Kentucky at the Grand Wayne Center to prayerfully consider our work together. As we do every three years, we will share ministry reports, elect leaders, and vote on important matters. Clergy and lay delegates will represent every congregation in our District. The theme for... Read more »

Be a Part of a Thrivent Financial Action Team – Here is How

Thrivent Financial has provided a bulletin insert to print and include in your Sunday bulletins and church & school newsletters to encourage Lutherans to Make a Positive Change! Share this information with your congregation and school that explains why they should lead a Thrivent Action Team and qualify for $250 of seed money for their… Read more »

A New Twist on Traditional Confirmation

Consistent confirmation participation is on the rise at Our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Avon, Indiana—and for good reason. The church now offers supplemental video confirmation instruction online, and kids and parents alike are engaging in the lessons on a daily basis. The new approach has required a committed video team, a brand-new set of student… Read more »

Welcoming them home at Easter

The Easter Parade is Coming Soon! Yes, there's still more than a week of Lent. We look forward to Palm Sunday and Holy week and our Maundy Thursday and Good Friday services.  All of these are vital to our spiritual journey towards Easter. We all wish that all of our members -- and those outside... Read more »