Issue 1

Cover of Lutheran Education Journal 136.1

Lutheran Education Journal Volume 136, Issue 1, 2000

From Where I Sit…Will We Ever See Their Like Again

How We Treat One Another In Church

As the author, a member of synod’s board of directors, has worked with church workers and congregations throughout the synod, teaching principles of biblical conflict resolution, he has been led to ask, is the culture in our Synod keeping us from being effective and productive in our knowledge of Jesus Christ and the mission He has given us? As important as questions of doctrinal unity may be for the church, he has concluded, these issues are not the most important ones the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod faces right now. An even more crucial question, he insists, is whether the way we treat one another in the church gives witness to the forgiveness we proclaim. by Ted Kober

The Spiritual Principles of the Lutheran Teaching Ministry, Part A: Findings—The Study and the Survey

Schnake reports research which explores the Lutheran teaching ministry through the eyes and experiences of a single class of Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod teacher education graduates. He invited members of the Concordia, Seward class of 1972 to share their expectations, perceptions, motives, and experiences about Lutheran teaching. How many are still teaching or have left teaching, and why? And what is their continuing understanding of and commitment to the spiritual principles of their own teaching ministry? His findings provide important food for thought for all interested in the present and future of the Lutheran teaching profession. by Richard K. Schnake

Help! We’ve Become an Urban School and We Don’t Know What to Do

Faced with changing neighborhoods and declining numbers of member children in their schools, urban Lutheran schools too often fail to adjust to the new ministry laid before them, frequently choosing to close their doors rather than embrace a new sense of mission. Pastor Gourlay, a veteran of 25 years in an urban parish, outlines a set of principles and processes by which parishes like his can boldly seize the exciting opportunity that comes with a changing community. by Donald B. Gourlay

Leadership Perspectives: Making a Difference with Servant Leadership

In the second part of a three-part series on leadership styles, Stueber defines ten characteristics of a servant leader. Noting research showing that effective Lutheran high school administrators “usually” or “very frequently” practice this leadership style, he discusses how teachers and principles can use servant leadership to develop a positive school environment for teaching and learning. by Ross Stueber

Administrative Talk…The Workplace

DCE Expressions…Faith Formation in the Family

Educating the Whole Child…That Was My Idea!

Today’s Lutheran Educator…Our Profession

Multiplying Ministries…How’s Your Sabbath Going? Remember?

Secondary Sequence…Do You Have a Theology of Your Subject Matter?

Teaching the Young…The Ways of Children

Book Reviews

Authority Vested: A Story of Identity and Change in the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod

Great Places to Learn: How Asset-building Schools Help Students Succeed

A Prayerbook for Husbands and Wives

A Final Word…”Lord, Teach Us to Number Our Moments”