Stewardship

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 »

Job Opening for Gift Planning Counselor

Do you have a desire to help others with gift planning opportunities in the present and future? If so, the LCMS Foundation currently has a job opening for a Gift Planning Counselor to serve the Indiana District. If you are interested in learning more about linking Christians with the giving opportunities available to them, visit… 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 »

LCMS Taxes and Ministers Manual

Are you an ordained or commissioned minister in the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod? If so, be sure to download and read the 2017 edition of Taxes and Ministers Manual. This brochure is designed for ordained or commissioned minsters of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. This brochure covers the IRS’s definition of minister, housing allowance, reporting income and… Read more »

Scholarships for Future Church Workers

If you know a student in your congregation who is or will be attending one of the Concordia universities or seminaries to be a future church worker, please share the following information with them. The LWML Indiana District Scholarship Fund provides assistance for those students preparing for full-time church work in The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod…. Read more »

School as Mission – We Love to Tell the Story

It’s no surprise that the oldest continually operating school in Indiana is a Lutheran school. Lutherans’ commitment to education is deeply rooted in our understanding of schools as an extension of church ministry. In our Lutheran schools, students learn more than their peers in secular schools. They gain knowledge about the world we share — and they learn about… 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 »