District News


Concordia Plan Services

Learn about what’s happening in 2018 

CPS wants ministries and members to be able to focus on what matters most to them — ministry, family, wellbeing. The benefits, programs, and tools provided by CPS through your organizations are designed to do just that!

CPS also wants to help pastors, treasurers and those in bene-
fits administrator roles understand their responsibilities as they relate to the Concordia Plans to keep the benefits running smoothly for themselves and those serving the ministry. 
Come join your CPS representative, Dave Henrichs, as he:

• Reviews CPS benefits and services,
• Discusses key administrative responsibilities for the year,
• Shares insights we’ve learned, and
• Covers what’s new for 2018.


Structured For Mission

A “Systems Evaluation” for maximum mission impact. Bring a team of leaders to learn, apply, plan for mission.

Online Registration

Ordination Anniversaries – 2017

We share with the leadership of our congregations the names and ordination dates of Iowa District West pastors who will celebrate “special” ordination anniversaries during 2017. Congregations are encouraged to observe these ministry milestones with an appropriate celebration.

If we have erred or failed to include someone who is observing an anniversary this year, please contact Jill Davis at the District office.

We rejoice and give thanks to God with these gifts to His Church.


IDW Planned Program Bible Studies

The Human Care Committee shares the following Bible studies to help carry out resolution 2-04 from the 2015 district convention: Resolved, that the congregations, schools and other ministries of Iowa District West be encouraged to incorporate at least one intentional act of Christian mercy into their annual ministry plans with the goal of serving especially the citizens and institutions of their local community.  May it make your congregation aware of the opportunities in your local community to share God’s mercy.

Leader Guides | Participant Guides


Transitioning Leadership

Preparing Congregational Leadership for Ministry with Christ.


Ministry Excellence Fund - Education Debt Assistance

The purpose of this Fund is to provide assistance to rostered pastors and professional church workers in Iowa District West in addressing financial issues which undermine the effectiveness of their ministries

Scholarship Announcement

The Student Financial Aid Committee is pleased to announce that scholarships in the amount up to $5,000 are available for any student from a Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod congregation in Iowa District West who is currently a full-time student at one of the synodical universities. This scholarship is for non-church work students (provided by the District’s Kouhns Endowment).