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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 »

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 »

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 »

Some Thoughts on Stewardship

The Holy Spirit sanctifies us so that we are renewed in our spirit, will, attitude and desires. The Holy Spirit enables us to rise above our natural inclinations. The natural inclinations that we all have are inclinations of selfishness and self-centeredness. Godly stewardship is the opposite of selfishness and self-centeredness. The desire to serve God… Read more »

Schools Join Together to Support Lutheran South Unity

At Lutheran South Unity School, the school mascot is the phoenix, a mythical creature who rises from the ashes to soar again. It is a fitting emblem for a school that is reviving private, Christian education on the south side of Fort Wayne. Eleven Lutheran schools in the area have pledged help to Lutheran South… Read more »

Improving Your Congregational Stewardship

The goal of stewardship ministry is to help God’s people grow in their relationship with Christ. This is done with individuals within their congregation, using time, talents and treasures entrusted to them. The following is a list of Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod websites that have a list of resources. 1. lcms.org – Click on Administration/Education and… Read more »

Students learn to live generously, even in times of hardship

Update: The original story indicated that LSUS was unable to accept new Choice Scholarships (vouchers) for the 2017-2018 academic year. Those consequences were lifted by the State Board of Education in June according to state law and following the school’s “B” grade. That’s great news for Fort Wayne students!  Students at Lutheran South Unity School… Read more »