Christian Leadership

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 »

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.