Mark Muehl

Feedback or Recognition?

Marcus Buckingham is a British author, motivational speaker and business consultant. With past experience as a researcher for Gallup, he uses interviews from around the world to draw conclusions about employee performance and engagement. Many of his encouragements center around self-awareness and building on strengths. At the Global Leadership Summit 2017, Buckingham stated, “We don’t… Read more »

Distraction or Focused on Christ?

The reason for the season. Christmas is all about Jesus. There’s no question about this. It might get a bit trivialized with catchphrases like this but it’s absolutely true. Christmas is about Jesus. Jesus’ birth is more than a warm story filled with joy and happiness. To celebrate Christmas, to witness to kids and families… Read more »

Fear Finished

Just over a year ago, a new president was elected. Fact: the election was impacted by fear- fear of future mortality, future security, future sustainability, future freedoms. Since then, more fear has been expressed with most fears under the subjects already mentioned. Warranted or not, fear has been expressed in continual communications. As teachers and… Read more »

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 »