Christian Leadership

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 »

What’s in a word?

Words are powerful tools. Some words can bring joy (the news of the birth of baby), or some words can bring sadness (the death of a loved one). Some words can encourage (after a job well done), and other words can cause a lot of damage (insulting words from a parent). In Christianity, words carry… Read more »

Partnership Welcomes Mackenzie Ross

The Lutheran Schools Partnership has introduced Mackenzie Ross as its first administrative assistant. Ross is a trained music-education teacher who has worked for IPFW as an administrative assistant in both the Development Department and Health and Human Services Department. Ross’ husband, Brandon, is a student at Concordia Theological Seminary. They have one child, James. TLSP’s… Read more »

The natural order of things

This time around I’m going to share the story of a family that’s steeped in the Lutheran school tradition. You start at St. Paul’s Lutheran School, and then you go on to Concordia Lutheran High School—that’s been the natural order of things in Craig Linnemeier’s family for four generations.

Holy Cross’ Bennett earns top honor

Holy Cross Lutheran School head football coach Steve Bennett received the Youth Football Coach of the Year award during the 2013 Jason Baker Pro Football Mini Camp in Fort Wayne. During Bennett’s 15 years at Holy Cross, the Crusaders have won several Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) football championships. In addition to the honor received by… Read more »

Tale of the tape

On May 22, St. John–Emmanuel Lutheran School Principal Axel Gruen kept his promise to be duct-taped to the wall by students after they met their goal of raising $1,000 for the Lutheran Malaria Initiative, an ambitious effort to control the disease in Africa. Students at the Monroeville school raised the money through chapel offerings and… Read more »

Good sports

Nick Webb from Holy Cross Lutheran School and the entire contingent representing St. Paul’s Lutheran School were lauded during the National Lutheran Basketball Association of America (LBAA) Tournament at Valparaiso University on March 22-24. Both schools are members of The Lutheran Schools in northeast Indiana.