Mark Muehl

One Thing’s Needful

Unique dress days. Coin wars to support mission projects. Worshiping together.  Special lunch menus. Field trips. Those are some of the things we usually think of when celebrating National Lutheran Schools Week and all of these things, plus a whole lot more, were present during last week’s NLSW festivities.  This past week, many also took… Read more »

Rally, Rally, Rally!

The Lutheran Schools Partnership schools along with schools from the Fort Wayne/South Bend Diocese and other area non-public schools are planning a school choice rally at Concordia Theological Seminary’s Sihler Auditorium on Tuesday, January 24 at 4:30 PM. This rally is a time to demonstrate support of the school choice initiatives here in Indiana. School… Read more »

Christmas as a Lesson in Teaching

What did Mary see? An angel visiting at her front door. A bustling town so busy that there were no rooms at the inn. A barn full of animals. Excited shepherds worshipping her firstborn son and telling tales of angel choruses. The mother of our Lord saw a lot, and Luke says, “Mary treasured up… Read more »

Farewell, Cindy McKinney

“This is my last newsletter for TLSP.  It has been such a pleasure and honor to serve our Lutheran schools.  I am thankful to Mark (Mark Muehl) and Jon (Jon Dize) for making the working environment so fun, yet productive.  I admire our principals who are asked to do so much with few resources.  And… Read more »

Thanksgiving: It’s About Humility

Thanksgiving. Life of generosity. Blessed. Thanksgiving too often bring mandates. While the Church leads us to Jesus who healed  the lepers (and only one returned to thank Jesus) who were given new life, many will spend time giving exhortations to give thanks, appreciate family and appreciate our abundance. I guess I’m going to do the… Read more »

School Shepherd Award Nominations

National Lutheran School Accreditation (NLSA) encourages and recognizes Lutheran schools that provide quality Christian education and engage in continuous improvement. NLSA facilitates Lutheran schools in evaluating their academic quality and the spiritual dimension of the school. Academic quality is determined by the school doing a rigorous self-study in which the school measures itself against nearly… Read more »

Boldness in Ministry

Numbers 1-3. Yeah, I’m pulling out the Old Testament for you this week. Numbers 1-3 is a section that, if you’re like me, you’ve skimmed through (at best) rather than ponder and meditate upon. These chapters share the instructions God gave for the Israelites in pitching their tents around the tabernacle. Three chapters of explicit… Read more »

Your Voice is Needed

The Indiana Non-Public Education Association (INPEA) is hosting a legislative engagement training meeting at the Indiana District office downtown Fort Wayne on November 17th from 6-7:30 PM. Come learn more about how to help the non-public school voice be heard. The event is open to anyone interested in connecting our parents and community with the… Read more »

Enrollment News for The Lutheran Schools Partnership

Enrollment information is in for the 2016-2017 school year and we’re happy to report that enrollment across The Lutheran Schools Partnership (TLSP) remained about the same from last school year, increasing by 6 students Partnership wide. Enrollment for our region’s 18 schools now sits at 4117 which is the highest enrollment for this region since… Read more »