Gift Planning

$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 »

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 »

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 »

Stewardship Begins by Receiving

The stereotypical understanding of “stewardship” describes a process of giving, encourages generosity and seeks to inspire sacrificial giving. In my seven years in stewardship consulting, I’ve come to see “stewardship” and “generous giving” as a likely a second dynamic to “receiving” (yes, receiving). The grace to receive, the acceptance of God’s Gifts in whatever sacrificial… 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 »

$2.69 Million Dollar Endowment to ULu

On January 29, Rev. Philip Krupski, Indiana District Gift Planning Counselor with the LCMS Foundation announced to President Daniel May and University Lutheran in West Lafayette (Purdue) the creation of the Lanelle Geddes Endowment for ministry at University Lutheran. Currently $2.69 million has funded the endowment and a seven-figure addition is anticipated later this year.  This… Read more »