Education

Uncharted Waters / Canoeing in the Mountains

When the institutional bedrock of American culture erodes, what fills the gaping chasm?  What is replacing the rule of law, the role of formal education, and the message of the church in these anxious times? And, how prepared are you, your church, youth groups, family ministries, and school to respond? At this year’s Conference of… Read more »

Ensuring Each Voice Is Heard!

CURRICULUM CONVERSATION…EVERYONE HAS SOMETHING TO OFFER! Finding a way to ensure each voice is heard can be tough to navigate.  Once you find the right road map for your faculty…the conversation is sure to follow!  Here are two conversation methods to try at your next faculty meeting: CHALK TALK Start with a chalkboard, dry erase… Read more »

Reverend Albers Serving in Dual Role for Ascension Lutheran Christian School

On Reformation Sunday, 2018, Principal Rev. John Albers was installed as the executive director of the Lutheran School Corporation of Indiana and administrator for Ascension Lutheran Christian School. Ascension is a high quality Lutheran school in Gary, Indiana that is community-based and Christ-centered. The school is a collaborative effort between several entities. The Lutheran School… Read more »

Indiana District Curriculum Initiative

Greetings and God’s peace through His Son is yours today. I am extremely excited and overjoyed to pen this brief note about the Indiana District Curriculum Initiative that will begin in the winter of 2019.  In a joint effort Julie Dietrich, Curriculum Consultant for the Indiana District and Alicia Levitt, Academic Excellence Coordinator for the… Read more »

People & Stories from the Bible Engage People of All Abilities

Fall is often a time to “get back to the basics.” It’s a time to review what we’ve learned so far and make plans for moving forward with our lives. The same holds true for Bible study programs. Ensure everyone in your faith community has access to Bethesda’s devotion books for group study about the… Read more »

Two Early Childhood Resources: Code of Ethics and Evangelism

The Indiana Early Childhood Cabinet have recently created two new documents as a resource for schools & teachers: Evangelism Ideas to Reach out to Early Childhood Families Code of Ethics & Covenant Agreement for Early Childhood Educators They are posted on our website under Early Childhood along with other resources for teachers & directors. If… Read more »

Indiana District: 2018-19 Curriculum Conversations

Grades 6+ SCIENCE Curriculum Conversation February 8, 2019 IN District Grade 6-8 SCIENCE teachers met on Friday, February 8 at Immanuel, Valpo.  It was a great day of connecting with and learning from each other!  Hot topics included student-led inquiry, instructional strategies, and classroom technology. We feel… From Left to Right: Matt Albertin (Trinity, Elkhart)… Read more »

Disability Awareness Materials for Bible Classes

Bethesda is offering FREE disability awareness materials to YOU. The materials include Bible classes for all ages Pre-K to adult, worship materials, a school chapel, a 4-part study for teachers and leaders, and more! Visit BethesdaLutheranCommunities.org to find the Wonderfully Made materials.  

District Convention begins this week

On Thursday and Friday, Lutherans will gather from throughout Indiana and northern Kentucky at the Grand Wayne Center to prayerfully consider our work together. As we do every three years, we will share ministry reports, elect leaders, and vote on important matters. Clergy and lay delegates will represent every congregation in our District. The theme for... Read more »