Mark Muehl

Repeating the Issues of the Founders

Discipleship school. Missional school. Outreach school. Member school. Lutheran schools are all about Christ. Somehow over the years, some Lutheran school communities have struggled with whom is welcomed into it. Congregational members? Daughter/sister congregations’ families? Other Christian families? Faith seekers? And how do these decisions impact the overall community and program of the school? It’s… Read more »

2017 Indiana Lutheran Schools State Volleyball Tournament

Last weekend, the 2nd Annual Indiana Lutheran Schools Athletic Association (ILSAA) State Volleyball Tournament was held in Indianapolis. ILSAA is a non-profit organization that sponsors annual Christian based sports competitions for Indiana Lutheran middle schools. Ten grade schools were invited to the State Tournament and five of those teams were from the Fort Wayne area…. Read more »

School Choice Myth: Vouchers Cause Discrimination and Segregation.

This year more than 30,000 students will again head to their school of choice, made possible by the Indiana School Choice Scholarship. With more students than ever participating in the voucher program, and 81 percent of parents saying they’re “overwhelmingly satisfied_” with their school of choice, there’s plenty of evidence this program is benefitting children… Read more »

State Representative Bob Behning Visits Fort Wayne

The Lutheran Schools are grateful for State Representative Bob Behning’s (R-Indianapolis) visit to Fort Wayne on Wednesday, September 27. Rep. Behning toured Concordia Lutheran High School in the morning, Lutheran South Unity School in the afternoon, and led a lunch presentation. In addition to visit included spending time with students and community leaders discussing school… Read more »

Our Great Defenders

The lessons and hymns for the Festival of St Michael and All Angels (September 30, celebrated October 1) voice for us reminders of the power, role and protection that angels have in our lives. While we may not have announcements from heaven when a baby arrives (only Jesus gets a heavenly host showing up for… Read more »

2017-2018 Enrollment News

2017/2018 enrollment for Lutheran schools in Northeast Indiana shows a slight drop this year. Last year’s reported enrollment for our 18 schools was 4096. This year, 3983. While disappointing to report (we always would like to see increases!), we rejoice in the nearly 4000 Kindergarten through grade 12 students that will be impacted by the… Read more »

TLSP Building Projects

“Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them.” Mark 10:14 Our Lutheran schools are certainly places where children are pointed to Jesus every single day. An important aspect of school ministry is the physical building where students are served. The facilities of our Lutheran schools must be able to provide both… Read more »

It’s Still All About Jesus: Three Solas

The Reformation is centered on the three Solas- Sola Scriptura (Scripture alone), Sola Gratia (grace alone) and Sola Fide (faith alone). These three direct focus to Christ- His fulfilling of all Scripture and the faith He gives us through the Spirit. Together, the Solas focus our attention on that which is solely needed- Jesus. Centering… Read more »

School Choice Myth: Vouchers Are Too Expensive For Taxpayers

Choice scholarships (vouchers) are a good deal for Indiana taxpayers. Opponents of school choice argue that choice scholarships are too expensive for taxpayers. But the fact is public schools use more tax dollars per student than private schools, making the School Choice Scholarship a better use of taxpayer money. Public-school costs are on the rise,… Read more »

Proximity

Proximity- (noun) nearness in place, time, order, occurrence, or relation. At the Global Leadership Summit 2017, Bryan Stevenson (founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative- https://eji.org/bryan-stevenson) spoke on the “power of proximity.” His message was especially related to the need of helping the poor and incarcerated- not with money- but with a visible,… Read more »