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Everything you need is available through the Convocation page on the LEA website (and on the Convocation tab of this magazine, above). Bookmark and keep watching this page as more information becomes available!

Take a look at the recap video from the LEA 2011 Convocation.

other STF links

Growing and Sustaining Enrollment (Feature)

Retired… or ReFIREd for Ministry? (EncourAGEnet)

A Visit with Al and Sandy Schmidt (GLEnet)

Rise and Shine

Lutheran Education Association Convocation 2013

The 11th triennial Lutheran Education Association Convocation will be held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, at the Frontier Airlines Center, October 24-26, 2013. The theme for this convocation, Rise and Shine, bringing knowledge to light and Light to knowledge, is based on several scripture passages:

“We are his servants because the same God who said that light should shine out of darkness has given us light. For that reason we bring to light the knowledge about God’s glory, which shines from Christ’s face.” 2 Corinthians 4:6 (gw)

“Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you.” Isaiah 60:1 (ESV)

If you are involved in a ministry of Lutheran education and want to grow spiritually, professionally, and personally, this Convocation is for you! Participants will include teachers, administrators, pastors, DCEs, church work students, and others in related ministries and vocations.

Rise and Shine will improve your ministry from the insights and information gained in a variety of sectional presentations, workshops, and experiences, where you will learn from colleagues as well as national experts. You will be inspired toward continued commitment to your role in Lutheran education. Join in the spirit of corporate worship with colleagues. Return home energized and professionally refreshed from keynotes, reunions with old friends, and relevant professional development.

Registration fees for 2013 represent only a $10 increase from 2011!

Early bird registration fees:

Convocation participants can choose from 11 hotels in downtown Milwaukee. Special Convocation rates range from $89-$129 per room per night.Six hotels (more than 1,200 rooms) offer $109 per room per night. Free internet will be available in hotel rooms. All hotels are within walking distance of the convention hall. Reservations are through Convocation registration only.

Invest in Convocation registration with a return in two ways. Invest in Rise and Shine prior to July 16, 2012 and receive a 3 percent return on your investment. Invest between July 16, and October 1, 2012, and receive a 2 percent return on your investment. When it is time to register, deduct your investment plus its return from your registration. Option 2 allows you to pay for the 2013 Convocation and establish/extend your LEA membership for two or three years to multiply the savings. Check the LEA website for further details.

Join us in Milwaukee, October 24-26, 2013 for a time of professional development, Christian fellowship, and gemütlichkeit (cordiality and friendliness; conducive of a cheerful mood, peace of mind, cozy, unhurried feeling)! 



Photo courtesy Milwaukee Convention and Visitor's Bureau.