Convocation news: An LEA favorite is returning to the entertainment portion of Opening Eyes, Minds, and Hearts—the 2019 LEA convocation in St. Louis. Taylor Mason and his friends return for an evening filled with laughs. The convocation is October 10–12, 2019.

Just like in marketing, ‘Word of mouth’ is the most powerful recruiter. Who have you encouraged recently to enter a vocation of professional church work or education in general? Be intentional! Use the links below to help:

 Link to CUNE    http://wp.cune.edu/churchvocations/contact-us/  

Video clip:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vx0z2hhBpZE

 (Thanks to Reed Sander and Bob Ziegler for this lead.)

Changes to LEA’s network listserv… We have a new domain for LEA listservs: @listserv.cuchicago.edu. However, @listserv.cuis.edu will work as an alias on all addresses. One thing to note: The @listserv.cuis.edu list addresses continue to work however once the message is actually sent by listserv to list members, it will come from @listserv.cuchicago.edu. For example, if you wanted to post to LEADnet, you formerly addressed it to leadnet@listserv.cuis.edu. While that will still work, the more appropriate address is leadnet@listserv.cuchicago.edu. Those on the receiving end will note that it is coming from the latter.

Listen… Relevant Children’s Ministry suggests 3 People You Should Be Listening to inMinistry.

See the latest
LEA weekly devotion “Planning Tools” based on Prov. 16:3. You may go directly to the pdf version here.

See the latest From the Past… devotion: “You Know the One” from 2004 based on Luke 7:36–50. You may also go directly to the pdf version here.

June 26, 2018

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Keep Lutherans for Life high on your list of organizations to support, e.g., prayers, chapel offerings, etc. Acquaint yourself with their educational resources. Teaching pro-life—at all stages of life—is especially vital in our culture today.

“Don’t read educational books this summer.” At least that’s what Focus2Achieve advises. What do they suggest? See for yourself.

A proverbial treasure… For your personal study or for discussion, see Books of the Bible Study Questions: Proverbs. No charge from CPH. (Thanks to David Bever for this lead.)

The 2019 convocation planning team met in St. Louis week to ramp up planning for Opening Eyes, Minds, & Hearts. You’ll see news snippets along the way to October 2019, as plans become realities. While LEAnews will carry continuous coverage, the same information—and more—will be ready for you on the convocation web page.

And don’t forget… The Convocation Budget Guide, Convocation Deposit Options, and Convocation Installment Plan can help. By locking in your 2019 convocation registration plus two years of membership by June 30, we will discount your total by $65 if you make two payments or by $64 if you make three payments. You will owe NOTHING on your basic registration when registration time comes along!

BTW… Get the Most Out of Summer (edutopia).

See the latest LEA weekly devotion “A Cord for Accord” based on Eccl. 4:12b. You may go directly to the pdf version here.

See the latest From the Past… devotion: “Amazing Faith” from 2004 based on Luke 7:1–10. You may also go directly to the pdf version here.

June 19, 2018