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LEA library offers a collection of resources for LEA members. The resources below may be used by LEA members for their local ministries. They are in PDF format for consistency in viewing and printing.

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Acceptable Use Policies

Sample 1from St. Paul Lakeland, FL (Leo Raschke)

Acceptable Use Policies for Teachers? (Timothy Schumacher, St. Peter, Edina, MN)

 

Aching for Aceh: Ponderings & Petitions

A devotional journey summarizing a mission experience in Banda Aceh. This MMEnet Special Project was contributed by Rev. Bob Riggert (2006).

 

Agenda Samples

School board annual agenda (Linda Bailey and Christ Lutheran Academy)

School board sample agenda (Linda Bailey and Christ Lutheran Academy)

 

Aging DCE (ddf98)

Some DCE Ministry Heroes by William Karpenko

DCE Ministry after 40 by Sue von Fange

An Interview with Larry Brandt

 

A Heart for Jesus:

The Spiritual and Civic Leadership of Dr. Arthur L. Amt by Richard Schwantz. Dr. Amt was a founding member of LEA and a Christus Magister Award recipient.

 

Allergy Policy

Sample policy from Living Word, Rochester, MI (Julian Petzold) in .doc format.

Sample Notice of Allergy form from above in .doc format.

 

Athletic Handbooks & Related Information

Athletic Eligibility Digest of LEADnet networking

 

Athletic Handbook PDF including Code of Conduct form from Evansville Lutheran School in Indiana (John Schultz)

Athletic Handbook DOC including Code of Conduct form from Evansville Lutheran School in Indiana (John Schultz)

 

Athletic Handbook DOC including consent form from St. Paul, Orange, CA (Deryl Maxwell)

 

Athletic Handbook PDF, including Athletic Permission Form & Eligibility Form from Good Shepherd Lutheran School, Columbia, MO (Greg Hasseldahl)

 

Athletic Participation Permit from Portland Lutheran School, Portland, OR (Pam Merritt)

 

Michigan District AD Handbook. Click on "services."

 

Sports Handbook PDF from St. John, Rochester, MI (Tom Weiss)

Sports Handbook DOC from St. John, Rochester, MI (Tom Weiss)

 

Volleyball Permission (Consent) form from Concordia, San Antonio (Donna Rupp/Bob Cahill)

 

 

Attendance Policies

Sample 1PDF Salem, Afton, MO (Matt Stueber)

Sample 1 doc Salem, Afton, MO (Matt Stueber)

 

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder by Judith Preuss, LEA Monograph Volume 20, Number 2, Spring 1995.

 

 

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Baptismal Birthday Tips

Collection of ideas for celebrating Baptismal Birthdays

 

Benefits for Workers

Resources for Worker Benefit Decisions

 

 

Blogs

This Is Most Certainly True Humorus and sometimes inspiring notes from Chuck Strohacker for LEA LEADnet

Love and Blogic For anyone on the Love & Logic Journey from LEA member Jill Hasstedt

Stepping Out in Faith Devotional blog about journey through grad school from LEA member Kim Marxhausen

I'm All Shook Up Devotional blog of Christian hope and faith with a Parkinson's Disease perspective and a healthy dose of smile from Lutheran educator and LEA member Elizabeth Williams

 

 

Bully Policies

Policy Sample 1, background information, & procedures (Faith, Lincoln, NE, submitted by Kim Marxhausen.

Policy Sample 2 (Messiah, Lincoln, NE, submitted by Stan Fehlhafer)

Policy Sample 3 (brief; St. John's, Denver, CO, submitted by Ken Palmreuter)

 

Broken Hearts

Heart Therapy: A Practical Method for Healing Broken and Wounded Hearts.

A Relevant & Reprinted Release of a 1990 LEA publication written by Dr. Jan Horn. PDF version.

 

 

Budgets

Budget Creation 101 (Nov. 2007) by James Scriven. An LEA LEADnet Extra! publication.

 

 

Burnout (dds93)

Ministry Burnout is Not God's Idea by Jeff Van Vonderen

Out of the Depths I Cry

Teaching the Faith with Balance by Paula Hoffman

Avoiding Burnout through Self-Management by Steve Christopher

Avoiding Burnout through Continuing Education by Mark Blanke

Is there Such a Thing as Burnout? by Michael Walcheski

Burnout Survey Results by Jim Ollhoff

 

Burnout, Depression, and the Professional Church Worker by Ronald L. Rehrer, LEA Monograph, Spring 2007

 

 

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Cafeteria Plans

Resources for help in decision-making for health plan coverage.

 

Call Rubrics for LCMS Commissioned Ministers

Revised May 2005

 

Child Protection

Child Protection: A Practical Program by David Florine and staff at St. Peter Lutheran Church & School, Columbus, Indiana. An LEA eMonograph, Summer 2004.

Prevention of Abuse of Children Committee Policy Manual. Policies to reduce risk of sexual abuse of children in congregational programs.  (Gloria Dei, Hudson, OH) from Bob Brantsch.

 

Childrens Ministry (dds98)

An Interview with Joani Schultz by Tom Couser

And, How are the Children? by Judy Christian

 

Christmas Services

Angels Share the Good News family service with leader notes from DCE Jill Hasstedt, Zion, Belleville, IL

 

Classroom Management

"The Art of Classroom Management" by Joel Koerschen  LEA Monograph (out-of-print), Vol. 17, Spring 1992.

 

Classroom Observation (Evaluation)

Classroom Observation Form Sample 1

Classroom Observation Form Sample 2

Collegial Classroom Visit

 

Community Service Clubs

Community Service Clubs  An EncourAGEnet resource by Chuck Laabs

 

Confirmation Program

Handbook Sample for Confirmation Program, Immanuel, Crystal Lake, IL (Korey Wysocki)

 

Early Communion, Confirmation Structure/Visioning, and Faith Milestones Programming. Network exchanges on the topics from LEA DCEnet. (Compiled by DCE Kendra Rueckert.)

 

Confirmation Program Book, Trinity, Peoria, IL (Scott Rauch)

 

Continuing Education & the DCE (ddw00)

Never Finished: The Need for Life Long Learning by Jim Hahn

Continuing Education: A Survey of Field DCEs

 

Crisis Management and Emergency Response

PDF document that contains annotated links to many agencies that are helpful in times of crisis. Includes links to avian influenza and pandemic flu information. (Thanks to Deaconess Sally Hiller, education executive for the Southeastern District LCMS, for compiling this resource.)

 

Curriculum Evaluation

CPH's Curriculum Audit Instrument, offering principles for the evaluation of Christian education materials.

 

 

 

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DCE Ethical Guidlines

Ethical guidelines document in PDF (2000)

 

DCE Directions Archive & Links

Winter 2000

Theme: Continuing Education & the DCE

Feature Articles:

  Never Finished: The Need for Life Long Learning

  Continuing Educations: A Survey of Field DCEs

 

Fall 2000

Theme: Pastor/DCE Relationships

Feature Articles:

  Keys to Healthy Team Ministry

  Team Ministry from a Ministry Team Perspective

 

Spring 1999

Theme: Servanthood

Feature Articles:

  Fostering a Servant’s Heart

  Re-thinking Servanthood for Contemporary Society

  An Interview with Lost & Found

 

Fall 1998

Theme: The Aging DCE

Feature Articles:

  Some DCE Ministry Heroes

  DCE Ministry after 40

  An Interview with Larry Brandt

 

Spring 1998

Theme: Childrens Ministry

Feature Articles:

  An Interview with Joani Schultz

  And, How are the Children?

 

Fall 1997

Theme: Family Ministry

Feature Articles:

  An Interview with Dick Hardel

  A Balancing Act: Combining Ministry & Motherhood

  Family Ministry through the Eyes of a DCE

 

Fall 1996

Theme: The Identity of the DCE

Feature Articles:

  Who Do You Say I Am?

  Do You Know Who I Am?

 

Winter 1995/1996

Theme: Mentoring

Feature Articles:

  Mentoring 101

  Mentoring: Existential Sojourn or Spiritual Ping-Pong?

  Mentoring: How We Did It

  Mentoring in the Minnesota North District

 

Fall 1994

Theme: Skills We Need

Feature Articles:

  A Song from the Basement

  Adult Catechesis

  Self-Identity

  The Biblical Seeds for DCE Needs

 

Fall 1993

Theme: Multiculturalism

Feature Articles:

  Thinking Through the Mind of Jesus

  Christ & Culture

 

Spring 1993

Theme: Burnout

Feature Articles:

  Ministry Burnout is Not God’s Idea

  Out of the Depths I Cry

  Teaching the Faith with Balance

  Avoiding Burnout through Self-Management

  Avoiding burnout through Continuing Education

  Is There Such a Thing as Burnout?

  Burnout Survey Results

 

Fall 1992

Theme: Teachers of the Faith

Feature Articles:

  Teaching the Faith

  Faith Formation and Enculturation

  Developing Spirituality in Adolescents

  Teaching the Faith through Small Groups

  Faith Maturity

 

Spring 1992

Theme: Changing Role of the DCE

Feature Articles:

  The Changing Role of the DCE

  Fourteen Steps of Professionalism

  The DCE: Retooling for the 21st Century

  My Story: Traveling the Path

 

 

 

DCE, The Changing Role (dds92)

The Changing Role of the DCE by Don Emler

Fourteen Steps of Professionalism by Lisa Keyne

The DCE: Retooling for the 21st Century by Steve Arnold

My Story: Traveling the Path by Tom Couser

 

DCE Job Satisfaction

"Job Satisfaction and Educational Needs Among Directors of Christian Education in The Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod: A Summary" by James H. McConnell, PhD.

 

Depression

Burnout, Depression, and the Professional Church Worker by Ronald L. Rehrer, LEA Monograph, Spring 2007

 

Descending into Greatness

Presentation notes from keynote address by Joel Koerschen to the 2004 National Administrators Conference.

 

Developmental Assets

A Lutheran Look at Developmental Assets by Marilyn Bader, LEA Monograph Volume 26, Number 2, Winter 1999/2000.

 

Devotional Life

"Worship: The Joy of Our Personal Devotional Life" by Marva J. Dawn, LEA Monograph, Volume 10-Number 3, Spring 1985.

 

Devotional Collections

Christmas Devotional Bonus (reprints)

Aching for Aceh: Ponderings & Petitions. A devotional journey summarizing a mission experience in Banda Aceh. This MMEnet Special Project was contributed by Rev. Bob Riggert (2006).

2005-2006 Devotional Series, 43 devotionals by Ed Grube

2005 Summer Devotional Series, 10 devotionals by Ed Grube

2004 Summer Devotional Series, 8 devotionals by Ed Grube

2003-2004 Devotional Series, 55 devotionals by Ed Grube

2001-2002 Devotional Series, 41 Psalms for Educators by Ed Grube

 

2008 LEA Weekly Devotional Archive

 

Discipline

Discipline and Parents: The Administrator's Role by William C. Meyer, DLESP Topics, Spring 1992.

 

Dissertation(s)

Schoepp, Paul W., "Lay Practitioners of Parish-Based Christian Education Ministry within The Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod (LCMS): A Survey of Demographics, Ministry Roles, and Certification Interest. (DCE's may find this of special interest.)

 

Distinctively Lutheran

Distinctively Lutheran: Information & Discussion Topics for Teachers in Lutheran Schools. 2000 publication of proceedings and discussion topics from the LEAD (now LEADnet) administrators conference.

 

The Ties that Bind: Keeping Lutheran Schools Lutheran by Neil Sandfort, LEA Monograph Volume 22, Number 2, Winter 1997.

 

 

 

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ECEnet Art Projects

Fall Scarecrow Art Project by Drew Gerdes

 

ECEnet Book Connection archive

10 Red Apples

Agate

A Giraffe and a Half

All You Need for a Snowman

A Turkey for Thanksgiving

All for Pie, Pie for All

Amazing Grace

Beetle Bop

Bein' with You This Way

Berenstain Bears and the Real Easter Eggs

Berenstain Bears' Baby Easter Bunny

Click Clack Quackity-Quack

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

Christmas Around the World

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

Corduroy

Courage

Counting Kisses

David Gets in Trouble

Eating the Alphabet

Elizabeti's Doll

Good Thing You're Not an Octopus

Guess How Much I Love You

Hippo's Big Breakfast Count

Hooray for You

How Deep is the Sea?

I Ain't Gonna Paint No More

I Love You Purplest

I've Got a Job to Do

Johnny Appleseed

Little Mouse and the Big Red Apple

Little Quack's New Friend

Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten

Mommy in My Pocket

Mr. Gumpy’s Outing

On the Day I Was Born

Someday

Tacky the Penguin

Tallest of Smalls

The Kissing Hand

The Hello, Goodbye Window

The Prayer That Makes God Smile

The Recess Queen

The Ten Commandments for Little Ones

The Wind Blew

Thump, Quack, Moo

We Go Together

What Do Principals Do When No One Is Looking?

What Makes Day and Night?

What You Know First

 

 

ECEnet Bulletin Board archive

Oh What a Beautiful Baby from Laura Busse

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Tree from Laura Busse

Snowflakes from Drew Gerdes

Christmas from Drew Gerdes (2008)

Match the Animals from Drew Gerdes (February 2009)

 

ECEnet Publications archive

Issues of several publications distributed in 2002 to 2004 are available for viewing or download from the links below.

 

ECEnet News Flash Fall 2002  (leadership, computers, activities for God Chose Me)

ECEnet News Flash Winter 2003  (reception areas, listserv, introduction to Networks, gifts of God, video library)

ECEnet News Flash Insert Winter 2003  (chapel based on Psalm 127:3)

ECEnet Early Childhood Place Summer 2003 (professional growth, getting ready for new school year, outdoor activities)

Faith Grows Devotion (2003)  (take-home devotionals under the theme "Faith Grows in the Home" for ages 2-3, 4-5, and 6-7)

ECEnet Special Edition 2004  (stress, chapel talk based on Ecclesiastes 4:9-10)

Tips for Parent-Teacher Conferences by Cheryl Iverson, ECEnet Special Report, Spring 2007.

Classroom Witnessing Tips. Web extension for Winter 2006 Shaping the Future or stand-alone resource.

Summer Safety issues. Web extension for Summer 2007 Shaping the Future or stand-alone resource. Check list and self-test of things summer early childhood programs should know.

 “Eco-Healthy Child-Care Programs” ECEnet Special Report (February 2009) by Cheryl Iverson

 

ECEnet Tidbits archive

November 2007

February 2008

May 2008 and accompanying "Footprints" poem

 

ECEnet Resource archive

Songs, finger plays, etc., for March 2008

Rainbows of Recipes (June 2008)

 

Early Communion

Early Communion, Confirmation Structure/Visioning, and Faith Milestones Programming. Network exchanges on the topics from LEA DCEnet. (Compiled by DCE Kendra Rueckert.)

 

Ecology of Ministry: Beyond Shepherds and Shepherding

"The Ecology of Ministry: Beyond Shepherds and Shepherding" by Shirley K. Morgenthaler, LEA Monograph (out-of-print) Volume 15, Number 3, Spring 1991.

 

Emergency Response and Crisis Management

PDF document that contains annotated links to many agencies that are helpful in times of crisis. Includes links to avian influenza and pandemic flu information. (Thanks to Deaconess Sally Hiller, education executive for the Southeastern District LCMS, for compiling this resource.)

 

Emergent Literacy and Early Childhood Education

A Relevant & Reprinted Release of a 2000 LEA publication written by Barbara F. Schoenbeck, Ph.D. PDF version.

 

eMonograph Archive

Child Protection: A Practical Program by David Florine and staff at St. Peter Lutheran Church & School, Columbus, Indiana.

 

Early Childhood Educators Network Video Lending Library

 

EncourAGEnet resources

Community Service Clubs by Chuck Laabs

 

Ethics

Ethical Guidelines for Directors of Christian Education (2000)

 

ETnet Publications Archive

Issues of several publications distributed in 2002 to 2004 are available for viewing or download from the links below.

 

Elementary Teachers Notebook Fall 2002 

Baptism Chapel Service

Baptism/Faith Personal History Card

Baptismal/Faith Birthday Pinwheel (Take-home craft activity)

Elementary Teachers Notebook Winter 2002-2003  (includes Advent chapel service)

Two Skits  ("Looking for the Light" and "Jesus is the Light" by Barbara Wegener

Christian or Secular Textbooks? Some questions for making decisions by David Black with Paul Piel, ETnet Special Report, Winter 2007

ETnet Bonus on the topic Professionalism for Teachers in Lutheran Schools by Sue Brandt

 

EncourAGEnet resources

Community Service Clubs as potential for service

 

Endowment Funds

Endowment Fund sample document

 

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Description of ESL program for Japanese students from Donn Trautner, Chair of LEA's Mission Minded Educators Network (MMEnet). Partially adaptable to some Spanish-speaking students.

 

Enrollment

Re-enrollment tips and activities by Carolyn Sims. A LEADnet Extra publication, December 2007.

 

Exit Survey Samples

Compilation of Web sites and sample formats for surveying families that have withdrawn from your school.

 

Extra! LEA LEADnet publications

Budget Creation 101 (Nov. 2007) by James Scriven.

Re-enrollment (Dec. 2007) by Carolyn Sims

National Lutheran Schools Week Activities (Jan. 2008) by Andrew Tomashewsky

 

 

 

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Faith, Teachers of the (ddf92)

Teaching the Faith by James Michael Lee

Faith Formation and Enculturation by John Westerhoff

Developing Spirituality in Adolescents by Susan Volden

Teaching the Faith through Small Groups by Stephanie Christensen

Faith Maturity by Marvin Bergman

 

Faith to Faith

Ten-lesson unit to help students in grades 3-5 and 6-8 share their faith with peers. Reprint with permission from 1995 LCMS  School Ministry's Faith to Faith: A Unit to Encourage Peer Witnessing by Ed Grube.

     Leaders Guide

     Teachers Guide

     Student Worksheets

     Peer Witnessing Resources

    All of the above in a single PDF file (Caution: 92 pages, 34,461 KB)

 

 

Faith Milestones

Early Communion, Confirmation Structure/Visioning, and Faith Milestones Programming. Network exchanges on the topics from LEA DCEnet. (Compiled by DCE Kendra Rueckert.)

 

 

Family Ministry (ddf97)

An Interview with Dick Hardel by Mike Heinz

A Balancing Act: Combining Ministry & Motherhood by Meta Johnson

Family Ministry through the Eyes of a DCE by Ben Freudenburg

 

Lutheran Schools: Ministering to Families Today & Tomorrow by Beverly K. Yahnke, LEA Monograph Volume 18, Number 1, Spring 1993.

 

Who Will Start the Lawnmower? by Jeffery S. Schubert, LEA Monograph Summer 1998. (Family ministry)

 

Financial Aid (for students)

Financial aid policy and procedures sample, St. Peter, Edina, MN (Steve Schrader)

 

Application for Scholarship sample, Evansville Lutheran, Evansville, IN (John Schultz)

Agreement Form-Financial Aid sample, Evansville Lutheran, Evansville, IN (John Schultz)

Formula Worksheet-Financial Aid sample, Evansville Lutheran, Evansville, IN (John Schultz)

 

Financial Development Primer for Lutheran Schools

An online resource for school administrators, development directors, school board members, and others interested in financial development for Lutheran schools.

 

First Steps

Orientation guide for first year teachers by Kevin Dunning. (One of the 3R series publications.)

 

Flexible Spending Accounts

Resources for help in decision-making for health plan coverage.

 

Frontier Leadership in Lutheran Elementary Schools:

Teachers' & Prinicpals' Views of Successful Lutheran School Leadership by Andrew Tomashewsky, (LEADnet Special Report Summer 2006).

 

Fundamentalism

"A Lutheran Critique of Fundamentalism" by Peter Steinke,  LEA Monograph, Volume 11, Number 3, Spring 1986.

 

 

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Governing Boards

Governing Board Manual for Lutheran Schools is an LCMS online resources for Lutheran school boards and administrators. Also applicable to other governing boards. Includes information on the difference between policies and procedures, proper role of the board, agendas, policies for board operations, etc.

 

PowerPoint® presentation on using the board manual.

 

Developing Policies & Procedures (E. Grube) PowerPoint

Developing Policies & Procedures PDF

 

Agenda Samples

School board annual agenda (Linda Bailey and Christ Lutheran Academy)

School board sample agenda (Linda Bailey and Christ Lutheran

 

Governing Boards & Teamwork. Reprint of article in Shaping the Future, Fall 2006 by Ed Grube.

 

Preschool/Early Childhood Handbooks/Manuals

Board Handbook/Manual PDF from Rainbow School, Rochester, MN  (Andi Fyffe)

Board Handbook/Manual DOC from Rainbow School, Rochester, MN (Andi Fyffe)

 

 

Guidance

Guidance in Lutheran Schools by Nancy Young Dierdorf, LEA Monograph Volume 21, Number 2, Winter 1995.

 

 

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Handbooks

Athletic

Athletic Handbook PDF including Code of Conduct form from Evansville Lutheran School in Indiana (John Schultz)

Athletic Handbook DOC including Code of Conduct form from Evansville Lutheran School in Indiana (John Schultz)

Athletic Handbook PDF, including Athletic Permission Form & Eligibility Form from Good Shepherd Lutheran School, Columbia, MO (Greg Hasseldahl)

Michigan District AD Handbook. Click on "services."

Sports Handbook PDF from St. John, Rochester, MI (Tom Weiss)

Sports Handbook DOC from St. John, Rochester, MI (Tom Weiss)

 

Confirmation Program

Handbook Sample for Confirmation Program, Immanuel, Crystal Lake, IL (Korey Wysocki)

 

Early Childhood/Preschool

Board Handbook/Manual PDF from Rainbow School, Rochester, MN  (Andi Fyffe)

Board Handbook/Manual DOC from Rainbow School, Rochester, MN (Andi Fyffe)

 

Kindergarten

Sample of a kindergarten handbook sent home or delivered during home visits before school starts. Download in Word for ease of modification or PDF if you cannot download in Word. Sample created by Allison Grube.

 

 

Harry Potter Books

Consider whether to place Harry Potter books in your school library? See the statement on Harry Potter books at www.lcms.org/cic/harrypotter.htm.

 

Health - Disease Notices

Principal Glen Kieschnick has created notices sent to parents when a child has been diagnosed with the following: scabies, head lice, strep throat, mumps, infectious mononucleosis, fifth disease, impetigo, pink eye, and chicken pox. Those who wish to borrow these forms should check out the information with their local health department before adapting and distributing them. 

 

Heart Therapy: A Practical Method for Healing Broken and Wounded Hearts.

A Relevant & Reprinted Release of a 1990 LEA publication written by Dr. Jan Horn. PDF version.

 

 

High Schools (Lutheran)

Examples of how several Lutheran high schools welcome new students.

 

Home Visits & Alternatives

Agendas for home visits and ideas for alternatives to home visits from the ETnet and LEADnet listservs in PDF format.

 

 

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Identity of the DCE (ddf96)

Who Do You Say That I Am? by Lisa Keyne

Do You Know Who I Am? by Dave Rahberg

 

Integrating Faith

Integrating the Faith--More than Teaching Lutheran Math by David R. Mannigel, LEA Monograph Volume 21, Number 1, Fall 1995.

 

Intergenerational Christian Education

"Intergenerational Christian Education: Opportunity for Building Community" by Christine Ross, Spring 2003.

 

Interviews

Interview Process (Gathering Information)  reprint by Perry Bresemann (DLESP Topics Summer 1993)

 Interview Guide for teachers and administrators from the LCMS Northern Illinois District

Teacher Interview Sample 1DOC Zion, Alexandria, MN (Sue Bowden)

Teacher Interview Sample 1 PDF Zion, Alexandria, MN (Sue Bowden)

Teacher Interview Sample 2 DOC Trinity Lone Oak, Eagan, MN (Sean Martens)

Teacher Interview Sample 2 PDF Trinity Lone Oak, Eagan, MN (Sean Martens)

 

“A Strategy for New Staff Entering the Parish”  By Ben Freudenburg.

Mission:  Discover the Culture and Climate of the Congregation

Purpose:  To discover the common understandings or the disparity among staff and leadership concerning the history, culture, and climate of the congregation, and the role and function and expectation of staff.

Click on the link for planned goals and objectives to fulfill the above listed purpose.

 

 

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Job Description(s)

Activities Director LCMS

 

Administrative Assistant/Office Mgr DOC Trinity, Tinley Park, IL (Steve Stec)

Administrative Assistant/Office Mgr PDF Trinity, Tinley Park, IL (Steve Stec)

Administrative Assistant  DOC   PDF   Grace, Modesto, CA (Jim Scriven)

 

Admissions Counselor  DOC   PDF   Grace, Modesto, CA (Jim Scriven)

 

Athletic Director DOC   PDF   Grace, Modesto, CA (Jim Scriven)

 

Child Care Director 1 DOC St. John, Racine, WI (Ron Siebert)

Child Care Director 1 PDF  St. John, Racine, WI (Ron Siebert)

Also see Early Childhood Director LCMS

 

Child Care Worker 1 DOC St. John, Racine, WI (Ron Siebert)

Child Care Worker 1 PDF  St. John, Racine, WI (Ron Siebert)

 

Children's Ministry Director LCMS

Children's Ministry Director St. Mark, Eureka, MO (Lauren Luedtke)

 

Christian Education Director LCMS

 

Choir Director  DOC   PDF   Grace, Modesto, CA (Jim Scriven)

 

Church Musician LCMS

 

Church Secretary  DOC   PDF   Grace, Modesto, CA (Jim Scriven)

Secretarial Aide  DOC   PDF   Grace Modesto, CA (Jim Scriven)

 

Counseling Services Director LCMS

 

Development, Dir. Sample 1 Evansville Lutheran School (John Schultz)

 

DCE Sample 1 St. Luke, Oveido, FL (Leah Helmrichs)

DCE Minister of Discipleship & Nurture Beautiful Savior, Omaha (Jim Haack)

DCE Multiple Ministries Sample 1 Dir. of Youth Ministry & Dir. of Spiritual Growth, Peace, Eau Claire, WI (Tim Kich)

DCE Multiple Ministries Sample 2 Dir. of Student Ministry & Dir. of Transformation Ministry, First Trinity, tonawanda, NY (Sue Steege)

 

Director of Development Sample 1 Evansville Lutheran School (John Schultz)

Director of School Music  DOC   PDF   Grace, Modesto, CA (Jim Scriven)

 

Drama & Fine Arts Director LCMS

 

Early Childhood Director LCMS

 

Extended Care Aide  DOC   PDF   Grace, Modesto, CA (Jim Scriven)

 

Extended Care Counselor  DOC   PDF   Grace, Modesto, CA (Jim Scriven)

 

Extended Care Dir 1 DOC Trinity, Tinley Park, IL (Steve Stec)

Extended Care Dir 1 PDF  Trinity, Tinley Park, IL (Steve Stec)

Extended Care Dir 2  DOC   PDF   Grace, Modesto, CA (Jim Scriven)

 

Family Ministry Director LCMS

 

Junior High Ministry Director LCMS

 

Kitchen Director  DOC   PDF   Grace, Modesto, CA (Jim Scriven)

 

Kitchen Worker  DOC   PDF   Grace, Modesto, CA (Jim Scriven)

 

Librarian  DOC   PDF   Grace, Modesto, CA (Jim Scriven)

 

Men's Ministry Director LCMS

 

Minister of Discipleship & Nurture Beautiful Savior, Omaha (Jim Haack)

 

Music Ministry Director LCMS

Music, Dir. of School  DOC   PDF   Grace, Modesto, CA (Jim Scriven)

 

Playground Supervisor  DOC   PDF   Grace, Modesto, CA (Jim Scriven)

 

Preschool Aide Sample 1 St. John, Rochester, MI (Tom Weiss)

 

Preschool Dir. Sample 1 St. John, Rochester, MI ( Tom Weiss)

Preschool Dir. Sample 2  DOC   PDF   Grace, Modesto, CA (Jim Scriven)

 

Preschool Teacher  DOC   PDF   Grace, Modesto, CA (Jim Scriven)

 

Preschool Teacher Assistant  DOC   PDF   Grace, Modesto, CA (Jim Scriven)

 

Principal Sample 1PDF Our Savior, Grand Rapids, MI (Barry Blomquist)

Principal Sample 2 DOC Our Savior, Grand Rapids, MI (Barry Blomquist)

Principal Sample 2 PDF Trinity, Tinley Park, IL (Steve Stec)

Principal Sample 2 DOC Trinity, Tinley Park, IL (Steve Stec)

 

Reading Specialist/Resource Teacher  DOC   PDF   Grace, Modesto, CA (Jim Scriven)

 

Secretary 1 DOC Christ, Costa Mesa, CA (Janie Andrich)

Secretary 1 PDF  Christ, Costa Mesa, CA (Janie Andrich)

Secretary, PT 1 DOC Zion, Lincoln, IL (Steve Schumacher)

Secretary, PT 1 PDF Zion, Lincoln, IL (Steve Schumacher)

Secretary, Church  DOC   PDF   Grace, Modesto, CA (Jim Scriven)

 

Secretarial Aide  DOC   PDF   Grace Modesto, CA (Jim Scriven)

 

Senior High Ministry Director LCMS

 

Sunday School Secretary  DOC   PDF   Redeemer, Peoria, IL (Jennifer Snobeck)

Sunday School Superintendent  DOC   PDF   Redeemer, Peoria, IL (Jennifer Snobeck)

Sunday School Treasurer  DOC   PDF   Redeemer, Peoria, IL (Jennifer Snobeck)

 

Teacher Sample 1 Living Word, Rochester, MI (Julian Petzold)

Teacher Sample 2 Grace, Modesto, CA (Jim Scriven)

Teacher Sample 3 St. Paul, Fort Worth, TX (Tom Geyer)

 

Teacher Aide  DOC   PDF   Grace, Modesto, CA (Jim Scriven)

 

Tech. Coordinator Sample 1 Trinity, Evansville, IN (Tom Wrege)

Tech. Coordinator Sample 2 St. Peter, Edina, MN (Tim Schumacher)

 

Volunteer Director LCMS

 

Women's Ministry Director LCMS

 

Worship Leader LCMS

 

Youth Ministry Director LCMS

 

 

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Kindergarten Handbook

Sample of a kindergarten handbook sent home or delivered during home visits before school starts. Download in Word for ease of modification or PDF if you cannot download in Word. Sample created by Allison Grube.

 

 

 

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LEA Alive Back Issues

Spring 2003

Winter 2003

 

LEAD Extra!

Budget Creation 101 (Nov. 2007) by James Scriven.

Re-enrollment (Dec. 2007) by Carolyn Sims

 

LEAD & DLESP Topics Archive

Administrative Self Evaluation by Perry Bresemann (Spring 1990)

Discipline and Parents: The Administrator's Role by William C. Meyer (Spring 1992)

Interview Process (Gathering Information) by Perry Bresemann (Summer 1993)

Principal as Spiritual Leader by Donald Scheck (Summer 1990)

Business Planning for Lutheran Schools by Paul Brandt (Fall 2000)

Strategic Planning for the Lutheran School by Paul Brandt (Winter 2000)

 

Letter of Intent Samples

Seven sample letters of intent to return or leave school teaching or staff positions for the next year in .doc format. Offered by Gordon Schamber, Merve Dehning, Paul Brandt, Tim Merritt, Mark L'Heureux, and Steve Schrader.

 

Liability & Medical Release Form Samples

Three sample sets of forms for youth events in one .doc file. Offered by DCEs Heidi Frank, Jenny O'Reilly, and Bob Brantsch.

 

Lutheran Education Journal

Comprehensive index originally by Eugene Brunow. Lutheran Education is the journal of the faculty of Concordia University, River Forest. LEA members receive copies of the journal as a benefit of membership. Updated August 2005 (Volume 140, Number 2)

 

Lutheran Schools Week (National)

ECEnet Special ePublication. Ideas for celebrating National Lutheran Schools Week 2007 in early childhood education.

NLSW Activities. LEADnet Extra, January 2008.

 

Current date, theme, and sub-theme.

 

Lutheran Teachers

"The Lutheran Teacher: Ministry in Transition" by Edward J. Keuer, LEA Monograph (out-of-print) Vol. 16, Number 2, Winter 1990/1991.

 

 

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Marketing / Funding Tips

by Bob Rogalski on behalf of LEADnet:

July 2008 Summer Tasks

August 2008 Promotion Time

September 2008 Grandparent Day

October 2008 Ambassador Club

November 2008 Practical Funding Decisions

December 2008 Tough Economic Times

January 2009 New Year's Resolutions for Funding & Marketing

February 2009 Ready for National Lutheran Schools Week?

March 2009 Lutheran School Stimulus Package

April 2009 Blitz 'em in August

May 2009 Parent Surveys

June 2009 Cash "Flo"

 

August 2009 Get Moving!

September 2009 Funding & the Parents' Organization

October 2009 Healthy Marketing Program

November 2009 Christmas Appeal Letter

December 2009 R U Ready? Replacing Giving

January 2010 The Gift of Opportunity

February 2010 Best Word of Mouth Strategy

March 2010 Askaphobia

April 2010 The Golden Goose has Left the Building

May 2010 So Close - So Far: Marketing in the Church

June 2010 The Handwriting is on the Wall

 

August 2010 It's Twinkie Time - 25 days

September 2010 Growing Your Kindergarten

 

 

Medical & Liability Release Form Samples

Three sample sets of forms for youth events in one .doc file. Offered by DCEs Heidi Frank, Jenny O'Reilly, and Bob Brantsch.

 

Memorial Day resource

How God Took Care of a Young WW2 U.S. GI POW, a SECnet/ETnet Special Report (November 2006) ©Jim Peck.

 

Mentoring (ddw9596)

Mentoring 101 by Edward Sellner

Mentoring: Existential Sojourn or Spiritual Ping Pong? by Roger Franzen

Mentoring: How We Did It by Christopher Bodley

Mentoring in the Minnesota North District by David Cloeter

 

 

Monographs (recent e-issues)

"Dealing with Angry, Hostile Parents" by Dr. Steven Kaatz, Winter 2007

 

Why Apologize? Engaging challenges to the faith for educators in Lutheran Ministries, by Rev. Dr. Michael Eschelbach, Fall 2009

 

Monograph Archive

LEA members are free to download one copy of each. Requests for duplication of downloaded copy may be made to lea@lea.org.

 

Monograph list and download links for available titles appear in the drop-down menu below:

Monographs Bonus Features

Building Trust in Relationships. A PowerPoint® presentation to facilitate discussion of the Spring 2002 LEA Monograph of the same title. Also available in PDF format.

Intergenerational Christian Education (IGCE)A PowerPoint®  discussion guide to accompany the Spring 2003 LEA Monograph of the same title. Also available in PDF format.

Living in the Glass House of Ministry. A PowerPoint® discussion or reflection guide to accompany the Spring 2005 LEA Monograph. Also available in PDF format.

Meeting Parental Expectations in the Age of Accountability. Use this link to download a PowerPoint® presentation to enhance discussion of the Winter 2001 LEA Monograph. Also available in PDF format.

Open Minds and Hearts: Diverse Learners in Lutheran Schools and Congregations. A PowerPoint® discussion guide to accompany the Fall 2003 LEA Monograph. Also available in PDF format.

Professionalism. A PowerPoint® discussion/reflection guide to accompany the Spring 2004 LEA Monograph. Also available in PDF format. Additional discussion information available from the March 2004 issue of Professionally Speaking.

Satan is Stalking You: Spiritual Warfare and the Lutheran Educator. A PowerPoint® discussion/reflection guide to accompany the Winter 2004 LEA Monograph. Also available in PDF format.

 

 

Movie Resources

Discussion and strategies for using The Passion of the Christ. Tips from several DCEs.

Questions to Ponder (before or after) viewing The Passion of the Christ from DCE Jim Haack.

 

Multiculturalism (ddf93)

Thinking Through the Mind of Jesus by Harry Wendt

Christ & Culture by Rich Carter

 

Boldly Go Where We Have Not Before by Bertram B. Lewis, LEA Monograph Winter 1998/1999. (Multiculturalism)

 

 

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Network DCE Archives

Network DCE Winter 2001-2002 (Vol.1 Issue 1)

What is this New Publication? by Cindy Twillman

Broken and Burned Out Matches by Bob Brantsch

KINDLE is Alive, Well, and Growing! By Linda Olsen

What I Like about Being a DCE Program Director by Jim McConnell

Things Will Never be the Same Again by Stephen Fehl

Network Bits and Bytes by Jim Anderson

Never Alone devotional by Tim Lindeman

 

Network DCE Fall 2002 (Vol.1 Issue 1)

What is Self-Differentiation? By Stacey Tasler Crosson

Dealing with Expectations in Ministry by Tom Keithley

Boundaries for Healthy Ministry by Tom Keithley

Living with Criticism by Stacey Tasler Crosson

Sanctification: God Defines Us by Craig Parrott

First Person feature: Hi! My Name Is Steve by Steve Fehl

KINDLE by Linda Olsen

Network Bits and Bytes by Bob Brantsch

 

Network DCE Winter 2003 (Vol. 2 Issue 1)

So, What Is an Emotional System? By Al Gunderman

We Are the Church devotional by Paul R. Wendt

Implications of Systems Thinking in a Congregation by Sue Steege

Questions and Exercises for Further Growth by Paul Schwan

First Person feature: I Am a Child of God by Steve Fehl

Emotional Systems Resources by Michael Walcheski

Network Bits and Bytes by Bob Brantsch

 

Network DCE Summer 2003 (Vol 2, Issue 2)

Hurricane Warning: Should you bail or weather it? By Brent Howard

Responding to the Inquiries by Michael Fulbright

How to Prepare for an Interview by Dave Weidner

Grace to be…a DCE devotional by Paul Wendt

First Person feature: One Family’s Experience with the Call by Deborah Keithley

Network Bits and Bytes by Bob Brantsch

 

Network DCE Special Edition 2003 (Vol 2 Issue 3)

Personal Reflection: Healthy Goodbyes by Lisa Hellyer

Peace-filled Transitions by Esther Barg

A New Calling in the Same Congregation by John Elmshauser

Surviving a Pastoral Vacancy by Lyle Heggemeier

The Senior Pastor’s Retiring, Now What? By Paul Wendt

New Starts by Brent Howard

Network Bits and Bytes by Bob Brantsch

 

 

New DCEs and DCE Interns

List of Must-Have Resources for a New DCE from Sarah Hames (CU, Portland)

 

New Teachers

NEW for 2009: Sink, Swim, or Something Else: Inducting and mentoring new teachers. A LEADnet Special Report by Andrew Tomashewsky

Thirteen tips for welcoming a new teacher from Dr. Dave Ebeling.

First Steps, orientation guide for first year teachers by Kevin Dunning. (One of the 3R series publications.)

 

 

911 Commemoration Resources

A Service of Prayer and Reflection from DCE Jim Haack

Remembering September 11 from Principal Ken Gundlach

 

Nomenclature

Nomenclature and the Teaching Ministry, An LEA-TEAM Study Document by Steve Arnold, Jim Haack, and Jim Ollhoff, published by LEA 1995, © 1995 the authors.

 

 

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Observation/Evaluation

Classroom Observation Form Sample 1

Classroom Observation Form Sample 2

Collegial Classroom Visit

 

 

 

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Parents

"Meeting Parental Expectations in the Age of Accountability" by Daniel N. Seim, Winter 2001.

"Dealing with Angry, Hostile Parents" by Dr. Steven Kaatz,  LEA Monograph, Winter 2007

Parent Teacher Conferences by Carolyn Sims, a resource for administrators to prepare teachers

 

Pastors (and Lutheran education)

Pastors and Lutheran Schools.  Link to Melvin Kieschnick's article for Wheat Ridge Ministries' Healthy Teams Project.

 

Pastor/DCE Relationships

Keys to Healthy Team Ministry by John Hirsch

Team Ministry from a Ministry Team Perspective

 

Performance Review

Annual Performance Review sample for all staff (including pastor) (from Linda Bailey, Trinity, Lisle, IL)

 

Personal Learning Networks

Special report on PLNs--Personal Learning Networks by David Black

PDF version

Online version

 

Principal for a Day

Activity suggestions for conducting a Principal for a Day event. This collection is from the LEADnet listserv archives, with special thanks to several Lutheran school principals cited in the document.

 

Policies and Procedures (general)

Developing Policies & Procedures (E. Grube) PowerPoint

Developing Policies & Procedures PDF

 

Youth and Family Ministry Policies

Policy Manual sample (Word format), Zion, Belleville (Jill Hasstedt and Kerri Kothe)

Policy Manual sample (PDF format), Zion, Belleville (Jill Hasstedt and Kerri Kothe)

 

 

Presentations

Descending into Greatness presentation notes from keynote address by Joel Koerschen to the 2004 National Administrators Conference.

 

Meaningful Relationships: Equipping Future Leaders for the Church (Keynote: Dr. Thomas Cedel) PowerPoint

Meaningful Relationships PDF

 

Developing Policies & Procedures (E. Grube) PowerPoint

Developing Policies & Procedures PDF

Teacher Satisfaction and Retention, presentation to the Northern Illinois District Administrators by Dr. Jon Laabs.

 

Professionalism

ETnet Bonus on the topic Professionalism for Teachers in Lutheran Schools by Sue Brandt

 

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Rally Day

Ideas and suggestions from LEA members participating on the DCEnet listserv.

 

Reading Resources

Rejuvenating Your Reading Lessons by Jacqueline Witter-Easley, EdD. All grade levels in pdf format with links to other sites. An LEA CUREnet Special Project, 2006.

 

Reading Nights by Dr. Jeffrey Burkart; tips for conducting a family reading night at school; an LEA Bonus Publication, July 2008.

 

Recruitment

Building a Firm Foundation for LIFE, PowerPoint® recruitment presentation sample from Greg Hasseldahl at Good Shepherd Lutheran School, Columbia, Missouri

 

Reformation Resources

Try these resources in schools, Confirmation classes, Sunday School, youth groups, etc. Note: Resources designated Reformation Lite are lighthearted in nature.

 

Reformation Lite 1: Hold a Marty Party (from Lori Lynn Leonard and Alan Lieffring, Athens, GA)  PDF   WORD

 

Reformation Lite 2: Conduct a Luther Walk (from Mark Sengele, St. Louis, with Tim Rippstein--Seward, NE)   PDF    WORD

 

Reformation Lite 3: Pin the Quill on the 95 Theses (from Tim Roggow, Simpsonville, SC) Includes a Web link.   PDF    WORD

 

Reformation Lite 4: Who Wants to be Luther? game based on Who Wants to be a Millionaire? (from Tim Roggow) Includes a Web link.   PDF    WORD

 

Reformation Lite 5: Smack the Bull--a succinct suggestion (from Cindy Twillman, Wichita, KS)   PDF    WORD

 

Family Sunday School--includes handouts and a script (from Kathleen Lane, Appleton, WI)   PDF    WORD

 

A Mighty Fortress PowerPoint® Presentation that illustrates several verses of the hymn; play or sing the hymn as you view the presentation (from Ralph Utech, Boca Raton, FL)   PPT

 

Luther Resources from the Internet (from Tim Roggow)

Luther The Movie

Luther History & Writings

The Life of Martin Luther

Book of Concord


Selected Works of Luther

 

Relationships

Building Trust in Relationships by Terry Schmidt, LEA Monograph, Spring 2002

 

 

Report Card Samples

Samples from Zion Lutheran School, Alexandria, MN (Sue Bowden) in MS Word format for easy revision.

Kindergarten          Grade 1          Grade 2

Grade 3                   Grade 4          Grade 5

Grade 6                   Grade 7          Grade 8

 

Samples from Trinity Lutheran School, Sawyer, Michigan (Shirley Brazinsky) in .xls format.

Kindergarten          Grades 1-2     Grades 3-4

Grades 5-6             Grades 7-8

 

Sample from St. Peter's Lutheran School, Reedsburg, Wisconsin (Luke Beck) in Word format.

 

 

Retirement Network (EncourAGEnet) resources

Community Service Clubs as potential for service

 

 

Revised & Relevant Release (3R) series (PDF only) titles

LEA has published many useful resources over its 60-year history. The 3R series captures the best of the old, evaluates and revises the text for timeliness, and releases selected publications for a new round of professional growth.

 

Emergent Literacy and Early Childhood Education. A Relevant  Reprinted Release of a 2000 LEA publication written by Barbara F. Schoenbeck, Ph.D.

 

Heart Therapy: A Practical Method for Healing Broken and Wounded Hearts.

A Revised & Relevant Release of a 1990 LEA publication written by Dr. Jan Horn.

Our Ministry I and Our Ministry II: Devotional booklets written by the sainted Rev. Eldon Weisheit for LEA in 1892 and 1990 respectively. Click sample1 to see a devotional message and table of contents from Our Ministry I. Click sample2 to see a devotional message and table of contents from Our Ministry II. Download the Our Ministry order form.

Not to be confused with the above, Our Ministry Together contains 25 Bible studies for educators in Lutheran ministries. This publication was first released in 1981 under the title Communicating Care for Common Concerns. View a sample. Download an Our Ministry Together order form.

First Steps is a handbook for new teachers in Lutheran schools, written in 1992 by Kevin M. Dunning and revised several times since. See the table of contents and a sample page here. Download a First Steps order form.

 

 

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Sabbaticals

Sabbaticals for Lutheran Educators? by Carla Schoepp, LEA MonographVolume 22, Number 1, Fall 1996.

 

 

Safety

Summer Safety issues. ECEnet Web extension for Summer 2007 Shaping the Future or stand-alone resource. Check list and self-test of things summer early childhood programs should know.

 

Self Evaluation

Administrative Self Evaluation   by Perry Bresemann (DLESP Topics reprint Spring 1990)

 

 

Servanthood (dds99)

Fostering a Servant's Heart by Rich Bimler

Re-thinking Servanthood for Contemporary Society by Bill Cullen

An Interview with Lost & Found by Tom Couser

 

Sexual Harassment / Abuse

Sexual Harassment Policy Sample from St. John, Rochester, MI (Tom Weiss)

Prevention of Abuse of Children Committee Policy Manual. Policies to reduce risk of sexual abuse of children in congregational programs.  (Gloria Dei, Hudson, OH) from Bob Brantsch.

Sexual Harassment Policy Sample 2 from Luke Beck.

 

Shaping the Future
Published 4 times a year and included with each LEA member mailing. Features, topics and issues in articles are written by Lutheran educators in the field. Index and publications in PDF format 1996-2002.

 

Index only in Excel format for Spring 2004 to current issue

 

Back issues in PDF format:

 

Shepherding 

"The Ecology of Ministry: Beyond Shepherds and Shepherding" by Shirley K. Morgenthaler, LEA Monograph (out-of-print) Vol. 15, Number 3, Spring 1991.

"The Shepherding Role of the Christian Day School Teacher in the Classroom" by Ervin F. Henkelmann, LEA Monograph (out-of-print) Vol. 14-Number 1, Fall/Winter 1988-1989.

 

Skills We Need (ddf94)

A Song from the Basement by Douglas John Hall

Adult Catechesis by Steve Arnold

Self-Identity by Stephen Fehl

Ten Biblical Sees for DCE Needs by Tim Hetzner

 

Special Education Topics

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder by Judith Preuss, LEA Monograph Volume 20, Number 2, Spring 1995.

 

Speaker Service Catalog

Topics and speakers from LEA available for educators' conferences (2007-2008)

 

Special Reports from Networks

NEW for 2009: Sink, Swim, or Something Else: Inducting and mentoring new teachers. A LEADnet Special Report by Andrew Tomashewsky

 

Ablaze! Special Report from the Outreach Network (REACHnet) October 2004

 

Aching for Aceh: Ponderings & Petitions. A devotional journey summarizing a mission experience in Banda Aceh. This MMEnet Special Project was contributed by Rev. Bob Riggert (2006).

 

Creating Successful Readers & Writers: An Introduction to the Building Blocks Literacy Model by Drew Gerdes (ECEnet) January 2005.

 

 “Eco-Healthy Child-Care Programs” by Cheryl Iverson for ECEnet.

 

Frontier Leadership in Lutheran Elementary Schools: Teachers' & Prinicpals' Views of Successful Lutheran School Leadership by Andrew Tomashewsky (LEADnet) Summer 2006.

 

How God Took Care of a Young WW2 U.S. GI POW by Jim Peck, SECnet & ETnet, November 2006.

 

Personal Learning Networks by David Black for CUREnet, July 2007 ...

PDF version or Online version

 

Tips for Parent-Teacher Conferences by Cheryl Iverson, ECEnet Special Report, Spring 2007.

 

Christian or Secular Textbooks? Some questions for making decisions by David Black with Paul Piel, ETnet Special Report, Winter 2007

 

 

Spiritual Leadership

Principal as Spiritual Leader  by Donald Scheck (DLESP Topics reprint Summer 1990)

 

Staff Evaluation

Annual Performance Review sample for all staff (including pastor) (from Linda Bailey, Trinity, Lisle, IL)

 

Strategic Planning

Strategic Planning for the Lutheran School by Paul Brandt (LEAD Topics reprint Winter 2000)

 

Student Restraint

Student Restraint Sample Policy PDF at St. John, Denver (Ken Palmreuter)

Student Restraint Sample Policy MS WORD at St. John, Denver (Ken Palmreuter)

 

Summer Program Safety

Summer Safety issues. ECEnet Web extension for Summer 2007 Shaping the Future or stand-alone resource. Check list and self-test of things summer early childhood programs should know.

 

 

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Textbook Selection

Christian or Secular Textbooks? Some questions for making decisions by David Black with Paul Piel, ETnet Special Report, Winter 2007

 

This Is Most Certainly True

This Is Most Certainly True blog Humorus and sometimes inspiring notes from Chuck Strohacker for LEA LEADnet

 

Three Rs of Summer

Article by CUREnet leader Paul Piel about rest and refreshment over summer.

 

3R (Relevant & Revised Release) series (PDF only) titles

LEA has published many useful resources over its 60-year history. The 3R series captures the best of the old, evaluates and revises the text for timeliness, and releases selected publications for a new round of professional growth.

 

Emergent Literacy and Early Childhood Education. A Relevant  Reprinted Release of a 2000 LEA publication written by Barbara F. Schoenbeck, Ph.D.

 

Heart Therapy: A Practical Method for Healing Broken and Wounded Hearts.

A Revised & Relevant Release of a 1990 LEA publication written by Dr. Jan Horn.

Our Ministry I and Our Ministry II: Devotional booklets written by the sainted Rev. Eldon Weisheit for LEA in 1892 and 1990 respectively. Click sample1 to see a devotional message and table of contents from Our Ministry I. Click sample2 to see a devotional message and table of contents from Our Ministry II. Download the Our Ministry order form.

Not to be confused with the above, Our Ministry Together contains 25 Bible studies for educators in Lutheran ministries. This publication was first released in 1981 under the title Communicating Care for Common Concerns. View a sample. Download an Our Ministry Together order form.

First Steps, orientation guide for first year teachers by Kevin Dunning. (One of the 3R series publications.)

Tidbits (ECEnet) archive

November 2007

February 2008

May 2008 and accompanying "Footprints" poem

 

Tips for Lutheran School Parents

How to Have a Happy New Year in Your Lutheran School: Six Tips for Parents (MS Word format that you can customize)

How to Have a Happy New Year in Your Lutheran School: Six Tips for Parents (PDF format for easy printing.)

How to Have a Happy New Year in Your Lutheran School: Six Tips for Parents (on the Web).

 

Tips for Lutheran School Parents

Tips for Parent-Teacher Conferences by Cheryl Iverson, ECEnet Special Report, Spring 2007.

 

Trust

Building Trust in Relationships by Terry Schmidt, LEA Monograph, Spring 2002

 

 

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Veterans' Day resource

How God Took Care of a Young WW2 U.S. GI POW, a SECnet/ETnet Special Report (November 2006) ©Jim Peck.

 

 

Video Lending Library from Early Childhood Educators Network

 

 

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Witnessing (peer to peer)

Faith to Faith: A Unit to Encourage Peer Witnessing

Ten-lesson unit to help students in grades 3-5 and 6-8 share their faith with peers. Reprint with permission from 1995 LCMS  School Ministry's Faith to Faith: A Unit to Encourage Peer Witnessing by Ed Grube.

     Leaders Guide

     Teachers Guide

     Student Worksheets

     Peer Witnessing Resources

    All of the above in a single PDF file (Caution: 92 pages, 34,461 KB)

 

Classroom Witnessing Tips. ECEnet Web extension for Winter 2006 Shaping the Future or stand-alone resource.

 

Worship (Personal)

"Worship: The Joy of Our Personal Devotional Life" by Marva J. Dawn, LEA Monograph, Volume 10-Number 3, Spring 1985.

 

Worship Services

Christian Education Prayer Service 1 from DCE Martha Parris

Christian Education Prayer Service 2 from DCE Martha Parris

 

 

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Yearbooks (LEA)
Annual LEA publications published from 1944 to 1981. Available in some university libraries. Index.

 

Youth Groups

Several samples of high school youth group organizational structures.

 

Youth and Family Ministry Policies

Policy Manual sample (Word format), Zion, Belleville (Jill Hasstedt and Kerri Kothe)

Policy Manual sample (PDF format), Zion, Belleville (Jill Hasstedt and Kerri Kothe)

 

 

Youth Leadership and Board Job Descriptions

 Jr. Hi. Youth Group Leadership positions and commentary (Trinity, Northfield, MN) from DCE Jackie Gronbach

 

Congregational Youth Board Job Descriptions (Gloria Dei, Hudson, OH) from DCE Bob Brantsch. Detailed descriptions for Chair, Secretary-Treasurer, Publicity Coordinator, ROCK (social activity) Coordinator, ROLL Coordinator, College Ministry Coordinator, Servant Event Coordinator, and Christian Concern Coordinator.

 

Youth Board Informal Structure. An alternative to highly structured boards (Trinity, Indianapolis) from DCE Gary Truwe.

 

 

 

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