Gift Planning

Free Online Presentation on Gift & Estate Planning

The Indiana District is offering a short, free online presentation on gift and estate planning, in partnership with the LCMS Foundation. Please join us Wednesday, January 27, at 7:00 p.m. for information on how to bless family and ministry through your estate. Learn how to steward the gifts God has given you, how to gain peace of mind through a well-organized plan,… 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 »

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 »

Thy Will Be Done

“Thy Will Be Done.” We pray these words regularly in our use of the Lord’s Prayer. Our souls earnestly desire to live in God’s will, living by faith in God’s Son Jesus Christ and living to respond in faith with works of service. Yet if we be honest, we often segment our lives and the… Read more »

Building on a Foundation of Generosity

The Lutheran Foundation’s Legacy of Stewardship The Lutheran Foundation (TLF) maintains a rich history of grant making to local Lutheran ministries and community organizations with the goal of improving and enhancing quality of life for all. In 2013, The Lutheran Foundation board and CEO, Marcia Haaff, sharpened their community focus by asking a pivotal question:… Read more »

New Stewardship Programs Available for Download

First Fruits Living and Giving Looking for a free and joyous activity 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. These programs from Stewardship Advisors are Scripturally-based, grace-centered, copy-ready, and contain everything your LCMS church will need:  Bible studies, bulletin messages, commitment forms,... Read more »

Joyfully Managing the Lord’s Gifts

We pray to the Lord, asking Him to bless our lives with the outflow of His grace. It all centers in what He has given us in His Son Jesus. From that flows all the other things that enrich our daily experience. So we have prayed for our economy. If you have invested in the… Read more »

Transferring the Blessings

Each year we plan on giving gifts at Christmas.  We get asked for the work place gift.  We shop for the perfect gift for our loved ones.  We spend a lot of time and money in December on gifts that are out of proportion to the rest of the year.  We do all of this… Read more »

Trusts and Endowments

The LCMS Foundation believes that long-term investment objectives will be achieved through prudent management of risks associated with long-term rewards. While the preservation of capital is important, varying degrees of investment risk should be rewarded with compensating returns. Thus, prudent risk taking is justifiable. Investment strategies for the Foundation will seek to achieve total rates… Read more »