Christian Leadership

Welcome Aboard!

During our 2015 delegate meeting on May 11, we welcomed a new member to the TLSP board, Mark Roemke. Here’s an introduction to Mark and a bit about our eight returning board members. Mark Roemke is a farmer and an active member of Zion Lutheran Church in Woodburn. Mark’s family has deep roots in Lutheran… Read more »

The urgency to make a difference

Can you put into words the basics of what drives your Lutheran school (or any school)? Recently, I visited a school that’s prayerfully searching for a principal. I was amazed by how well the students, teachers, parents, and leaders expressed many of the same characteristics of their school–caring, trustworthy, dedicated. They talked consistently about ministry… Read more »

A week for fools

“Area Lutheran Teachers vote to cancel spring break to end the school year in May.” There may be some of you who don’t find that line very foolish (and we’re the ones not vacationing in Florida right now). Bucking what has become a national institution would be deemed doomed to failure. Who would want to… Read more »

Looking for Alignment

It’s that time of year when driving down the road you realize that the car is pulling to the left. Those direct hits to the famous Fort Wayne potholes have affected more than just a few cars. My guess is there are many cars in the shop, getting needed repairs to stay straight on the… Read more »

Thanks, Tim Elmore

Speed, convenience, entertainment, nurture and entitlement are the focus of our young people … and many reading this post! Microwaves seem slow. Everything seems to be available anytime and anywhere. We entertain and love being entertained. We coddle ourselves and our kids, and we are convinced we deserve nothing but the best. And while “every… Read more »

Parents: Don’t miss this opportunity

I’m more than pleased to announce that Dr. Tim Elmore has accepted our invitation to speak in Fort Wayne next month. Tim, a best-selling author, international speaker-and leading authority on how to understand the next generation and prepare tomorrow’s leaders today-will present “Leading Your Kids to Succeed in Life: Twelve Huge Mistakes Parents Can Avoid”… Read more »

St. John–Emmanuel’s Stellwagen to enter his alma mater’s hall of fame

St. John–Emmanuel Lutheran School teacher David Stellwagen was inducted into the Concordia University Chicago Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday, October 11. David was a four-year letterman in basketball and tennis at Concordia University Chicago. He finished his basketball career with 1,246 points, placing him fifth on the university’s current all-time scoring list. His 355… Read more »

Friends giving friends hope

On January 13, 14, and 15, The Lutheran Schools and The Lutheran Schools Partnership had the opportunity to welcome Phil Zielke, executive director of “Phil’s Friends,” an organization whose mission is to provide Christ-centered support and comfort to those who are fighting cancer. Phil is a 33-year-old former Lutheran school teacher and two-time cancer survivor…. Read more »

Unique, yet unified

We’re so blessed to have 17 unique, yet unified schools. Sharing the love of Jesus is a true privilege for our principals and teachers; yet each of our schools has its own way of doing this. I’d love to share a few highlights from our year in academic excellence. Engaging technology: Schools continue to add… Read more »