Christian Leadership

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 »

Thankful for our Stewardship Award Nominees

For the past 11 years, the Foellinger Foundation in Fort Wayne has encouraged nonprofits in Allen County to nominate an outstanding board member for an annual Stewardship Award. Nominations recognize local board members who exemplify the highest standards of board service and stewardship, as identified below by these Ten Basic Responsibilities of Nonprofit Boards: Determine… 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 »

Sisters Giving Back to Suburban Bethlehem

Kelsey and Kayli Greener Impact Youth Kayli and Kelsey Greener, members of Suburban Bethlehem Church, decided to give back to the community that gave so much to them. As sisters who attended the school kindergarten through eighth grade, they are now youth group leaders trying to influence the next generation for Christ. “Suburban Bethlehem is… Read more »

Giving From The Heart

Wyneken Students Learn the Value of Serving Others When kids work together, they begin to change the world. That’s the spirit at Wyneken Memorial Lutheran School, where kids are not only taught to be good students, but also to develop generous hearts through service projects. Wyneken’s projects span the school year, showing students that giving… Read more »

The Power of Relationships

Concordia Lutheran School Emphasizes ‘Relationships Over Rules’ Relationships matter at Concordia Lutheran School. Just ask fourth grade teacher Rich Schwantz. In his 25 years of teaching, he estimates he’s visited the homes of 400 students. “I am super old fashioned. Rich says. “I’m still that guy that gets in the car and visits every home… Read more »