Using What He Has Entrusted

“You knew that I reap where I have not sown and gather where I scattered no seed” (Matthew 25:26)                                                                         In Sunday’s parable Jesus gives a hint as to how His stewards are to invest the “money” entrusted to them.  In giving us the response of the wicked steward Jesus highlights a farming metaphor:  Master,… Read more »

St. Peter’s (Columbus) Expands to Serve Community

St. Peter’s, Columbus, recently completed a $6.3 million expansion project. The congregation has added a building called The Den through a campaign titled “Together We Live.” This will serve as a sports complex for the church, school and the community. (The Den now sits next to St. Paul’s Lutheran School, and the church sanctuary appears… Read more »

Position Opening at Camp Lutherhaven

Celine Newman, Camp Lutherhaven’s Director of Summer and Youth Ministry in northern Indiana for almost 14 years, has made the decision to step down from the Lutherhaven staff team. Executive Director Tim Jank shared, “Celine has been a key member of Camp’s staff, directing fourteen adventurous summers, hundreds of outdoor education school groups, and scores… Read more »

For All Future Church Workers

Is there is a young person in your congregation that might be interested in church work? Connect them to Concordia Ann Arbor to share more about church work programs for pre-pastoral, pre-deaconess, parish music, family life, or Lutheran education.  Start with this post, or email Pre-Seminary Director Rev. Ted Hopkins at

LEA Awards

Please see this link for the 2021 Nomination Cycle of LEA Awards.

The Oil?

“For when the foolish took their lamps, they took no oil with them, but the wise took flasks of oil with their lamps.” (Matthew 25:3,4)                                                                         When Jesus spoke in parables He frequently gave no explanation.  No doubt this was intentional, for it caused His people to wrestle with Scripture to discern an appropriate interpretation. … Read more »

TEC21 November

The TEC21 Workshop Program Your teachers are unimaginably stretched as they manage a variety of teaching and learning scenarios in this unprecedented time. The TEC21 Workshop Program boosts the mental and spiritual health of teachers, while equipping them for a new educational frontier. We recently heard this from Joel Wahlers, former principal at St. John’s… Read more »

They Shall See God

“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.” (Matthew 5:8)                                                                         On this All Saints’ Day briefly consider the promise of Jesus that the pure in heart get to see God! Everyone wants to see God; even unbelievers want to see Him so they can “prove” to themselves He exists.  This longing… Read more »

Upcoming Educator’s Conferences

Upcoming Educator’s Conferences – Download Flyer LEA Administrator’s ConferenceMarch 21-23, 2021Orlando, FL Connections Teacher’s ConferenceNov. 22-23, 2021Fort Wayne, Indiana LEA ConvocationFall 2022 (Dates TBD)Milwaukee, WI INPEA ConferenceOct. 4-5, 2021Indianapolis, IN DOWNLOAD FLYER

Contact Tracing Clarifications and Procedures Oct 2020

School Contact Tracing Tip Sheet (10/22/2020) (Download Here)These tips courtesy of the Allen County Health Department How to determine infectious period:Person with Symptoms: The infectious period begins 2 full days before the onset of symptoms.(for example: if a person develops symptoms on Tuesday, their infectious period started on the Sunday prior – it is not… Read more »