St. Louis, Missouri
Opening Eyes, Minds, & Hearts is the theme for Lutheran Education Association’s
2019 Convocation, October 10–12 at the St.
Louis America's Center in St. Louis, Mo.
This thirteenth triennial convocation provides professional growth, worship,
and fellowship opportunities designed for educators in Lutheran schools and
other educational agencies at all levels.
The convocation theme is inspired by the text of Herbert Brokering’s Easter
hymn, “Alleluia! Jesus is Risen” (LSB
474), where phrases such as “telling the story,” “opening eyes,” “constant
surprise,” “gift of the future,” and “walking the way” dominate inspirational
Lutheran school educators are in the business of opening minds, both to the
wonders, intricacies, blessings, and perils of all that science, social
studies, mathematics, the arts, and religious studies have to offer. They must
wrap all of these in a scripturally supported and Christian worldview. While
secular-based education often closes minds to Scripture and Spirit-given faith,
Lutheran school educators must open minds to the truth. They students and
teachers alike must learn how to express their faith and knowledge in what they
say, think, and do—all to the glory of God.
Registration fees will be announced later, and schools are invited to set aside
funding through the Convocation Deposit Option plan.
Hotel rates at six nearby hotels are locked in at $139.00 per room per night
and one hotel at $155.00 per room per night.
Grow a Teacher continues
LEA launched the Grow a Teacher initiative prior to the 2016 convocation. Grow a Teacher continues toward the 2019 convocation! Grow a Teacher has the goal of providing registration and pre-convocation programming for 100 senior, junior, or sophomore students in Lutheran teacher programs at Concordia University System schools and Valparaiso University. A select task force of students from Concordia University, Nebraska will serve as the convocation’s Grow a Teacher planning team. Watch for special opportunities to support the teachers of our future.
Convocation Steering Committee
10/06/17 LEA announces members of the 2019 LEA Convocation steering committee:
- Roger Sprengel (Belleville, Ill.)
- Erin Rodgers (Knoxville, Tenn.)
- Denise Rice (Des Peres, Mo.)
- Paul Piel (Arlington Heights, Ill.)
- Al Loesel (St. Charles, Mo.)
- Alan Freeman (St. Charles, Mo.)
- Kurt Bickel (co-producer)
- Leah Abel (co-producer)
- Kathy Slupik (staff)
- Jonathan Laabs (staff)
- Ed Grube (staff)