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Network leadership teams phase out; network task forces phase in. Network leadership teams served for many years as advisors and workers for respective listservs, vetting nominees for awards, helping with the convocation, and the like. LEA is grateful for their service, which was tied to 3-year terms. Various task forces will replace leadership teams and they will focus on completing a project or initiative within a specified time frame. For example, vetting nominees for the 2020 awards will be completed in two weeks’ time by the 2020 Awards Selection Task Force, composed of participants in EncourAGEnet. Several task forces are in planning stages for special projects identified with specific network interest areas.

Help children share the love of Jesus with others. LEA’s Sharing Jesus podcast by Mona Fuerestenau.

Holiday homework? Why We Should Give Students a Homework Break Over the Holidays (Christina Torres in Education Week Teacher/Teacher Update).

Caring… interviewing strategies, HR and organization compliance, wellness, and staff retention—all topics at 2020 Vision: Caring for Your Staff—the 2020 LEA National Administrators Conference in partnership with Concordia Plan Services (Feb. 19­­–20, Phoenix). And register for Best Practices too.

Convo conclusions… About 67 percent of respondents said they used the convocation app to navigate the convocation (2019 LEA convocation evaluation. Q 19  n=822)

Dr. Duh recommends this for your next fundraiser. (The World and Everything in It).

December 13, 2019

Advent & Christmas bonuses

So, He Sent His Son to Save Us! By George Guidera

How Could You, Lord? By Martin Barlau


Scroll down for the December 10, issue.

 


New on lea.org

·         GLEnet, ETnet, and PEN weekly publications

·         LEA weekly devotion “The Apple Doesn’t Fall Far from the Tree” based on Is. 11:1–2. You may go directly to the pdf version here.

·         From the Past devotion “Is the End in Sight?” from 2008 based on 2 Peter 3:8–9. You may also go directly to the pdf version here.

·         Podcasts/webinars page updated—Sharing Jesus added today


Here comes Santa Claus?
The Church Remembers St. Nicholas: 3 Teaching Points (buildingfaith).

You’re familiar with this, but there’s something more…
That’s What Christmas is All About, Charlie Brown (Christina Embree in ChurchLeaders). And this too: The Amazing Story Behind the Song “O Holy Night” (Christine Yount Jones, also in ChurchLeaders).

It happens…
When the Holidays Aren’t Happy (Bob Russell in Biblical Leadership).

Register now… for
2020 Vision: Caring for Your Staff—the 2020 LEA National Administrators Conference in partnership with Concordia Plan Services (Feb. 19­­–20, Phoenix). This conference occurs in conjunction with Christ Church Lutheran’s popular (and free) Best Practices for Ministry, Feb. 20–22.

Convocation conclusions… About 62 percent of the responding attendees were elementary/jr. high teachers, 28 percent were early childhood educators, 17 percent were administrators, 4 percent secondary educators, and 2 percent student teachers or Grow a Teacher participants (2019 Convocation Evaluation Q1 n=824).

December 10, 2019

Scroll down for the December 6, issue.


New on lea.org

LEADnet, ECEnet, SECnet, MIDnet, PEN, and EncourAGEnet. Updated weekly publications

Holiday STRESSSSSSS? See A Stress-Free Season with Stress-Free Farefor All (Sara Correnti for Concordia Plan Services).

Understanding those you serve… Cohabiting Parents…The Latest Info (Dale Hudson in Relevant Children’s Ministry).

How is your website? Is it readable? Website trends seem to ignore readability. Point out Low-Contrast Text is Not the Answer (Katie Sherwin at nngroup.com).

Caring… interviewing strategies, HR and organization compliance, wellness, and staff retention—all topics at 2020 Vision: Caring for Your Staff—the 2020 LEA National Administrators Conference in partnership with Concordia Plan Services (Feb. 19­­–20, Phoenix). And register for Best Practices too.

Helping LCMS Church Workers Focus on Ministry rather than the debts incurred in becoming a church worker—that’s the goal of Ministry Focus. You might be able to help.

A small sign of hope… Abortion at “Historical Low” by All Measures according to the CDC and reported by Kate Smith for CBS NEWS.

Convo conclusions… A little more than 36 percent of respondents said they used federal or local public education funds to help with convocation costs. (2019 Convocation Evaluation Q9 n=820).

Get three Christmas devotions from the past!

December 6, 2019


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