Indiana District LCMS Recruiting Future Leaders for Lutheran Schools

Indiana District LCMS is recruiting future leaders for Lutheran schools. The Indiana District endorses four programs to encourage and equip future administrators for Lutheran Schools.

  • FLAME (Future Leaders and Administrators – Midwest Educators) is designed to mold future school leaders and
    fully equip them for the task of administration with a three-day introduction on the campus of Concordia University – Ann Arbor each June. The deadline to apply is March 31, 2023.
  • SLED (School Leadership Development) is conducted by LCMS School Ministry, with a purpose to identify and recruit 30 leadership participants serving in Lutheran schools and train them through a year-long program bookended by two June SLED events. The cost to each participant is $500, and the deadline to apply is March 31, 2023.
  • PRINCIPAL 360 is an intensive, robust nationwide training. Five courses are held via a combination of in-person and online learning, culminating in a professional certification. These courses are presented in two-week modules and are designed to build a school’s unique strategic plan. The $6,000 tuition for Principal 360 is split evenly with the school and a $3,000 scholarship from the district. The deadline to apply is March 31, 2023.
  • School Leader Fellowship is led by The Oaks Academy, Indianapolis, in partnerships with EdChoice and Early Learning Indiana. Leaders with varying amounts of experience are invited to join this one-year virtual journey toward alignment of philosophy to practices and core values. Their network includes public, private, charter, and innovation schools. The faith-based institutions are diverse. Six Lutheran principals applied Title funding to the program costs in past cohorts. You can learn more by visiting or contacting Katie Taylor at Applications for SLF Class VII, 2023-2024 open March 1, 2023.