Christian Leadership

Teacher Appreciation Week

In recognition of Teacher Appreciation Week, here are TLSP staff reflections on their memories of a favorite teacher. Alicia: A teacher for whom I give thanks often is Mrs. Feuerbach, at Zion Lutheran School in Wilton, Iowa.  Mrs. Feuerbach was my kindergarten teacher, but so much more. She was my choir director, my volleyball coach,… Read more »

Chores

I grew up in an 1880’s farmhouse on a dusty, gravel road in rural Iowa.  My parents weren’t farmers, but chores were a major part of my life as a child.  We had about 4 acres of grass that we mowed on our 14 acre property, and a few more acres at my grandparents’ house… Read more »

Kevin Creutz Named LEA’s Distinguished Lutheran Elementary Administrator

Lutheran Education Association’s 2018 Distinguished Lutheran Elementary Administrator award is Kevin Creutz. At the time of the selection, Mr. Creutz was principal of Central Lutheran School in New Haven. However, Mr. Creutz recently accepted a call to serve as Superintendent of Schools for the LCMS Ohio District beginning his new position in February. Last week,… Read more »

For a Healthy Future- Lutheran Schools

“….The grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for. We all must have something to love.” -American clergyman George Washington Burnap and repeated/attributed to Immanuel Kant, a philosopher of the 1700’s. I remember these words being part of the first unit of the middle… Read more »

Foolish or Wise?

You believe it, right? When you read 1 Corinthians 15, you believe it with all you heart. While we celebrate the Reformation with all its “By grace you have been saved” exhorting, the Reformation, faith in Christ, our churches and our schools are a waste if what Paul preaches in 1 Corinthians isn’t true. 1… Read more »

It’s All About Jesus- Holy Week

Not lost on this Palm Sunday is the fact it is March 25. March 25 makes this year’s Palm Sunday 3 months after Christmas and 9 months until the next Christmas celebration.  9 months from now, we celebrate the birth of our Savior. 3 months ago, we welcomed the newborn King. Today we sang, “Hosanna”… Read more »

TLSP Schools Support Ongoing Disaster Relief Efforts

When natural disaster strikes, the devastation seems ever before us on our televisions and computers…at least for a while.  Donations are sent almost immediately to help those affected by earthquakes, wildfires, and floods.  However, aid may slow down as quickly as it begins.   As we are reminded by LCMS Disaster Response, the need for support… Read more »

The Paradox of Giving

I have been building the fundraising library of The Lutheran Schools Partnership and recently added The Paradox of Generosity, a book that can be summed up in one sentence: “Those who give their resources away receive them back in return.” As the introduction states, “The paradox of generosity should not be surprising.” There are  numerous… Read more »

Civility

1- We will greet and acknowledge each other 2- We will say please and thank you 3- We will treat each other equally and with respect 4- We will be direct, sensitive and honest 5- We will address incivility whenever it occurs Where would you expect to hear this list? This is what Bill Hybels… 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 »