Leadership Thoughts from Rev. Geoff Robinson

University Lutheran Church at Purdue sent a team of students to Port Arthur, Texas in March 2018 to continue work on homes devastated by hurricane Harvey. Led by Rev. Justin Herman of West Lafayette, the intercollegiate team of Purdue and Indiana University students volunteered their spring break to help residents return to their homes. Purdue…
The Indiana District received the following invitation from Mission USA.   Dear partner in the Gospel: As you may know, a new online church-planting resource has been developed by LCMS Church Planting to serve the Lord’s Church. An email went out last week to workers and congregations in your circuit. Please encourage them to use…
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…
The phrase “human care” may evoke many images in your mind. Human care includes helping those who have just experienced a disaster. In our district, we are blessed with men and women trained to be early responders who also become part of a team; hence the name Lutheran Early Response Team (LERT). They provide human…
At our recent southern pastors conference Rev. Dan Gadbaw, pastor of Emmanuel Lutheran in Tell City, Indiana presented Rev. Geoffrey Robinson, Executive Counselor of Outreach and Human Care, a check totaling four thousand dollars that his congregation was contributing to the Outreach Kentucky endeavor. Rev. Gadbaw challenged the pastors to encourage their congregations to contribute…
These videos are a collection of the speakers and their messages at a Small Town/Rural Ministry Convocation held at the Indiana District – LCMS office in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The convocation was held on May 6, 2017.
On Sunday, March 5, the first Sunday in Lent,  Jes’ us de Galilea held a special worship service with Patrick Winningham from Lutheran High School, Indianapolis serving as the guest organist. A special children’s message was given in Spanish by Rev. Sam Ruiz.  There were 24 children who listened to the message. A luncheon was…
Do you remember the days when most of our LCMS congregations had a mission festival event? The last church that I served in Altamont, Illinois had a mission festival Sunday every year. It was a great experience.  We invited a missionary who was working in cross cultural ministry either in the foreign field or in…
The Word of God should unite us!  St. Paul writes, “I appeal to you, brothers, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be united in the same mind and the same judgment.” (1 Corinthians 1:10 ESV)  Strife and…
There is a new resource for churches who are considering planting a daughter church.  The resource is titled: “Mission Field:USA A Resource for Church Planting.” It was written by Rev. Steven D. Schave who is an executive staff member in the department of national missions of our Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod.   You can get…

Rev. Geoff Robinson leads outreach and human care for the Indiana District of the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod.