Issue 3

Cover of Lutheran Education Journal 135.3

Lutheran Education Journal Volume 135, Issue 3, 2000

From Where I Sit…Turning Hearts Toward Home (-Schoolers)

Is Your School a “Safe Place?”

Schools, Ludwig writes, are in the relationship business. For Lutheran schools to be safe Christian communities, the life of the school community must be organized around building and nurturing relationships with God, between staff and members, between staff and parents, and within families. by David Ludwig

It’s About Fishing: The Lutheran School as Family Ministry

The primary function of the Lutheran school, Loomans asserts, is to create an opportunity for the congregation to minister to the families of school children. He outlines a “fishing plan” by which congregations can move from merely having a school to having a school ministry. by Keith Loomans

When the Sky Is Falling: Shepherding Church Workers Through Times of Crisis

The families of professional church workers experience all of the crises which affect other families, but too often the congregation is unprepared to offer them the support they need. Anderson offers some principles and procedures for congregations to follow in helping their called workers through times of crisis. by Margaret Anderson

The Role of the Lutheran Teacher: C. F. W. Walther’s Unsettled Legacy In Lutheran Education, Part Three

In the final installment of a series of articles on C. F. W Walther’s profound influence on the development of Lutheran school, Hilgendorf discusses the ways in which his writings—and the various ways they have been translated and interpreted—have contributed to the continuing controversy in the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod regarding the role and status of the teaching ministry. by Mary Hilgendorf

The Legal Context of Lutheran Schools, Part Two: The Lutheran Teacher’s Legal Rights and Duties

Rietschel’s overview of case law concerning the legal rights and duties of teachers addresses such areas as determining negligence, reporting child abuse, and interpreting copyright law as they affect Lutheran teachers.

Whatever Happened to Christenlehre?: An Historical Note On Lutheran Religious Education

Kane recounts the history and decline of the Christenlehre in Lutheran congregations. Aimed primarily at the young people in the confirmation class or those recently confirmed, Christenlehre involved a question and answer period of some ten or more minutes during the Sunday worship service.

Administrative Talk…When a Student Is Sent To Your Office

Educating the Whole Child…Let’s Not Forget—Secondary Fine Arts Curriculum

DCE Expressions…DCE Ministry as a Long-Term Career

Multiplying Ministries…Two Thousand Thoughts for the New Millennium

Secondary Sequence…The Family: A Lutheran High School’s Ministry Opportunity

Teaching the Young…Become as a Child

A Final Word…So What Now?