Christian Leadership

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 »

Love watching them play

I love baseball. Once February rolls around, it’s baseball season. Spring training, regular season, postseason–I love baseball. I collect baseball cards, and I’ve visited 18 major league cities, enjoying 22 ballparks. From crab cakes to Dodger Dogs and old Milwaukee County Stadium’s brats with Secret Stadium Sauce, I’ve enjoyed plenty of concessions. But when it’s… Read more »

New leadership for a new year

As the new school year gets started at The Lutheran Schools, we celebrate the new leaders God has brought to northeast Indiana to serve as principals. The following are brief introductions of these new leaders. Mary Eifert (Ascension) Originally from Detroit, Mary attended Concordia University Chicago for her undergraduate degree and Concordia Wisconsin for her… Read more »

No arguments here

Although Chuck Weisenbach and I may not see eye-to-eye on all matters theological, I have to say I concur wholeheartedly with the points he made in his letter published in the Indianapolis Star on June 27. Weisenbach is the principal at Roncalli High School, a very well-regarded Catholic institution in the state capital. Of course,… Read more »

A time of transition

“How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, ‘Your God reigns!’” (Isaiah 52:7) As the 2013-14 school year comes to a close, transitions are obvious. From graduations to moves to a new grade level, students… Read more »

The wave

This edition of our TLSP e-newsletter is an edited Facebook post from John Weber, SPI principal and TLSP board member. I asked him if I could share this because it describes the influence of parenting, the strength of living out one’s vocation, and how Jesus works through His people’s witness. Thanks John, for allowing us… Read more »

Food for thought

Christmas gifts have been given and received, and we’ve once again experienced the affluence of our country. While times have been challenging for many with job insecurity, underemployment, illness, and more, the reality is that we live in a country that’s extremely blessed. Years ago, our Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod had a theme of “Blessed to… Read more »

Thinking biblically

Controversy surrounding the Common Core State Standards continues to swirl as we wait for lawmakers and state officials to hammer out their differences. Parents and others have expressed concerns to educators about what will happen if it’s mandated that our schools adopt this set of standards. And principals find themselves caught in the middle of… Read more »