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What is LEA?

Mission Statement

Lutheran Education Association is a professional organization linking, equipping, and affirming educators in Lutheran ministries.

Educators in Lutheran ministries face many challenges. Effective ministry requires participation by individuals and organizations who care about people and understand how Lutheran educational ministries are distinctive. LEA is an organization composed of individuals who are ready to help others address challenges and make a difference in the lives of those they serve.

Many obstacles confront educators in Lutheran ministries. Among those barriers may be unreasonable demands on time, lack of professional identity, misperceptions of ministry, unstable family environment, unsatisfying professional and personal relationships, feelings of isolation, and inadequate professional growth and spiritual nurture.

LEA helps its members confront their problems, predicaments, and pains. Members benefit from the experience and care of colleagues through print publications, Internet resources, conferences, academies, and forum-style listservs.

Since 1942, Lutheran Education Association has provided practical resources and visionary leadership to educators in Lutheran ministries. Today, LEA serves more than 4,000 professionals involved in a many education ministries. LEA is a Christian education movement that:

  • Interprets and promotes the importance of Lutheran Christian education.

  • Articulates issues confronting Christian education and the educator in Lutheran ministries.

  • Advances the professional growth of educators in Lutheran ministries.

  • Enables Lutheran education professionals to understand their unique role and utilize that role to positively affect the church and the world.

  • Promotes the interests of educators in Lutheran ministries as they minister to children, youth, and adults in the church and the world.


LEA's family of ten Networks serve the needs of special interests among educators in Lutheran ministries. Click here for a description of the networks.

Interested? Print a PDF version of LEA's Membership Application. Complete the form and fax or mail it to LEA.