District News


Burgers For Booth

Support the LLL Sate Fair Booth with a free will donation at Peace Lutheran's grill out.

Where: Glidden, IA

When: June 27th between 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM.

Pastors Golf Day

The Pastor Golf Day has been rescheduled to August 31st. The event will be held at Ida Grove Country Club at 9am. Deadline to register is Aug 28th. For more information talk to Rev. Don Winterrowd at stpaulidagrove@gmail.com or 712-364-2918.

Prof Insights: Faculty-Led Workshop Insights

Plan to attend the three day in-depth stupdy of contemporary topics that influence the practice of ministry and worship. Hosted by Concordia Seminary faculty! Bringing the seminary to you, faculty will be hosting these workshops all summer. For more details, visit their website.

Ongoing Education by CTSFW

Refreshing the Confession of the Office of the Holy Ministry
This event has been canceled due to Covid-19.
June 16-18 in Le Mars, IA (Grace Lutheran Church)


Right to Life Issues
This event has been canceled due to Covid-19.
August 10-14 in Council Bluffs, IA (St. Paul's Lutheran Church)


Ordination Anniversaries – 2020

We share with the leadership of our congregations the names and ordination dates of Iowa District West pastors who will celebrate “special” ordination anniversaries in 2020. 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).