We Love to Tell the Story

Making an Impact in Gary

Rev. Delwyn Campbell is a man on a mission to Gary. His goal is to not only change the way people see the town, but also to lead people to discover their true purpose in Christ. For Campbell, the mission is personal. He grew up in Gary and sees the potential in turning the city… Read more »

District Affirms Mission Initiatives, Adopts Resolutions

At the recent LCMS Indiana District Triennium Convention, delegates voted overwhelmingly to support the district’s mission projects, confirming the convention’s theme: “God’s Plan – Our Future and Hope.” During the course of Convention, held June 14-15 at the Grand Wayne Center, Fort Wayne, Indiana, delegates adopted several key resolutions. Of significant note are the resolutions… Read more »

Ascension Lutheran Christian School, Gary Indiana Doubles Enrollment!

Ascension had doubled enrollment and plans to triple numbers from 2018 before school starts in August.  Upon returning from the July 4th holiday, Principal Rev. John Albers, received news of additional children making plans to attend Ascension Lutheran Christian School (ALCS) in Gary beginning this year, bringing the current total to 41 scholars for the 2018/19… Read more »

Before the Call, the Vicarage

“I was blown away from day one.” That’s how Dan Sheafer, associate pastor at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Fort Wayne, Indiana, describes his vicarage experience at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Pensacola, Florida. “I was interested in getting a good experience with a lot of different opportunities through my vicarage,” he says, “and I was open… Read more »

Answering a Divine Call

Imagine being tasked with the job of filling multiple employment vacancies for a diverse and multi-cultural clientele each and every year. Requests come from a wide variety of settings, including rural, urban, and everything in between. The talent pool is vast and includes job candidates from across the entire nation. Filling these openings requires an… 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 »

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 »

Hearts for Jesus

A Valentine’s Day Legacy Continues in Lutheran Schools In schools across the country, Valentine’s Day is little more than a chance for kids to exchange cards and eat candy hearts. But in some Lutheran schools, the day has taken on a new purpose: a chance to give generously to a worthy ministry project through a… Read more »