NLSA Webinar on Team Ministry

Your NLSA team is excited to announce the first NLSA Powerful Practice Webinar for this 2017-2018 school year.  The first of eight NLSA webinars will be held tomorrow afternoon, Tuesday, September 19th, @ 4:00 pm, Central Ttime.  Tomorrow's webinar will be led by Principal David Florine and the ministry team at St. John's, Arnold, MO and is  entitled: "Team Ministry - Making the Grade. Taking Average to Excellent.

Team Ministry - Making the Grade
The letter "C" often gets a bad rap, particularly in education, "C" is not good, nor is it great.  It is certainly a passing grade, but there is nothing compelling about it.  It is ordinary.

Average. Common.  Ho hum.  But it doesn't have to be that way. St. John has taken the letter "C" and actually made it extraordinary.  Excellent.  Outstanding.  By implementing three areas of focus - all that begin with the letter "C" - they've turned the school and church's relationship that very well could be average into something much, much more.

Advance registration to these webinars is not required and there is no cost to attend. To participate, simply log-in to the link and enter the conference room:

Attendance is limited to the first 100 guests who log-in to the event.  All live NLSA Powerful Practice webinars are held at 4 PM CT and are later archived for on-demand viewing viathe new LuthEd platform (  The LuthEd platform replaces the Lutheran school portal.

NLSA Best Practices Webinars

The National Lutheran School Accreditation commission annually recognizes schools which demonstrate innovative leadership through the implementation of best practices related to the academic quality and spiritual development of its students.  During the school year, each school with a recognized Powerful Practice will prepare a print article and present webinars that are open to participation for all Lutheran schools as these Powerful Practices provides opportunities and ideas that have the potential to improve all schools.

Webinar Information
Advance registration for the Powerful Practice webinars is not required.  To participate, go to  and select the “NLSA Online Webinar Link.”  All webinars are provided at no cost, however attendance is limited to the first 100 guests who enter the online event page.

All live NLSA Powerful Practice webinars are held at 4pmCT and are later archived on the LCMS School Ministry YouTube page for on-demand viewing.  Additionally, previous years’ NLSA webinars are available as a resource and are made available through the same School Ministry YouTube page.

2017-2018 webinar schedule:

September 19, 2017
Team Ministry

St. John Lutheran School, Arnold, MO
David Florine, principal

October 24, 2017
Meeting the Unique Learning Needs of Students

Bethany Lutheran School, Parma, OH
Bill Moses, principal

November 14, 2017
New Board Member Training

Zion Lutheran School, Walberg, TX
Tom Wrege, principal

January 16, 2018
Securing a Supportive Pastor

Hales Corners Lutheran School, Hales Corners, WI
Albert Amling, superintendent of schools – middle school principal

February TBD 2018
Gifted and Talented

Concordia Lutheran School, San Antonio, TX
Sally McBee, principal

March 13, 2018
Disaster Relief

St. John’s Lutheran School, Moore, OK
Hope Alvarez, principal and Mari Harpham, secretary

April 10, 2018
Integrating the Catechism with Daily Chapel Services

Ascension Lutheran School, Fort Wayne, IN
Mary Eifert, principal

Webinar on Including People of All Different Abilities

LEA Webinar Invitation

The Lutheran Education Association invites you to register for

Including People of ALL Different Abilities in Congregational Life

Presented by Mona Fuerstenau
Director of Lutheran Ministry Partnerships, Bethesda Lutheran Communities

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 7:00 p.m.

You may register at:

Learn practical steps to help your ministry be a place of belonging and meaningful participation for people with intellectual or developmental disabilities. Support for the families. Tools and tips for children’s ministry. Strategies for youth ministry. Models for mutual ministry with adults. Packed with resources. 

This webinar is one of LEA’s membership benefits. Guests may participate for a $40.00 fee.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.