South Wisconsin District - LCMS
Witness Always
"For there are three that testify: the Spirit and the water and the blood; and these three agree."
1 John 5:7-8 (ESV)
February 10, 2014
In This Issue 
featureLutheran Schools Night at Miller Park

Friday, April 11

7:10 pm  


Milwaukee Brewers vs.

Pittsburgh Pirates


Loge Outfield Seats


Tickets - $17



General info

Student order form

Individual order form

Ticket order form 






Isn't it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back everything is different.
-  C. S. Lewis


passionatebelieversSaturday, February 22, 2014


Here are some of the breakout sessions:


Legacy Churches - Kurt Fuhr, LCEF District Vice President - MNS
The pursuit of all possible options available for continuation of Word and Sacrament ministry in all congregational geographic locations throughout the district. This discussion will mirror content in the book, Legacy Churches and other current research of the LCMS and other Christian churches. 



Fundamentals of Congregational Stewardship - Rev. Nathan Meador, Senior Pastor - St. John, Plymouth, Assistant Coordinator for Stewardship - LCMS 

The session will provide a better understanding of both theological and practical practices of stewardship and the role played by both pastor and lay leader.  



Contemporary Worship - Panel Discussion - Rev. Peter Kelm, Mission Executive - SWD  

This session will be a time to ask the panel for ideas, resources and options for congregationas wanting to improve or introduce a "contemporary" style worship service.  



Traditional Worship - Panel Discussion - Rev. Dr. John C. Wille, President - SWD  

This session will be a time to ask the panel for ideas, resources and options for the "traditional" style worship service.  



Registration ends Saturday, February 15.

Questions - contact Barb Slak

LHMLutheran Hour Ministries
Witness Training To Equip Lutheran School Educators
The post-Christian culture in America today provides many opportunities for Lutheran schools. Lutheran Hour Ministries recently developed ten video vignettes of witness opportunities specifically related to Lutheran schools. They are easy ten to fifteen minute talking points for faculty meetings to remind and
equip Lutheran teachers in their daily witness to students and parents.

Topics include:
  • What to say when a students' non-Christian Grandparent dies
  • Helping students be a positive witness on Facebook
  • What to say when a parent does not approve of memory work
  • How to begin a baptism conversation with a child/parent not yet baptized
Download these resources at http://www.lhm.org/schoolresources
webinarRural and Small Town Mission Webinars
rural small town
Rural and Small Town Mission supports pastors, professional and lay leaders from rural and small town settings by providing on-going leadership training and connecting them with available resources for a number of ministry areas. Our leadership training and conferences will assist congregational leaders in community engagement and leading change as congregations become aware of changing community demographics.


February 2014
Parish Nursing Webinar | February 20, 2014 | presented by Maggie Karner

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March 2014
Equipping Lutherans to be Gospel-Motivated Voices for Life Webinar

March 20, 2014 | presented by Lori Trinche, National Mission and Ministry Coordinator, Lutherans for Life


April 2014

Legal/Finance Issues in Rural and Small Town Parishes Webinar

TBD | presented by Peter Krege



June 2014

Rural Schools - Effective and Functional? Webinar | June 12, 2014 | presented by Mark L'Heureux


July 2014

Witnessing Grandparents Webinar | July 10, 2014 | presented by Dr. Richard Bimler



August 2014

Transitioning to a Worker Priest Model Webinar | August 14, 2014 | presented by Rev. Troy Neujahr


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The CMS website is available for you to place orders and search for science equipment and science supply needs.     www.microscopesandmore.com


mailingSchool/Early Childhood Mailing

The March, 2014 issue of the School/Early Childhood Mailing has been posted on the Lutheran School Portal.


Alight (written by Terry Schmidt) - Our Work in Lutheran Schools Today

Early Childhood Devotions (written by Andrea Lohman) - Service Through Foot Washing

Family Matters (written by Dr. Steve Christopher) - Punctuation Parenting: Tool #7: The Apostrophe

Growing in Governing (written by Paul Brandt) - Debate in Private, Support in Public

Insights and Ideas (written by Rev. Steve and Calie Vera) - The Seventh Commandment

NLSA Best Practices - St. Peter's Lutheran School, Columbus, Ind.

Parent Pages (written by Kim Marxhausen) - Pacifiers, Blankies and Self-soothing

Professionally Speaking (written by Dr. Neil Sandfort) - Biblical Christianity and Classroom Management

Rattles and Prattles (written by Judy Williams) - God's Word Gives Health and Life

School Shepherd (written by  Rev. Bob Riggert) - Faithful Shepherds

Time Out for Directors (written by Drew Gerdes) - Real, True Meaningful Play; Resources for Leadership


To access current and archived issues go to:

RESOURCES > Mailing > The School Mailing or The Early Childhood Mailing (link located in green box) 

googleGoogle/Web Presence
We all know the importance of having a web/Google presence in today's world.  The following information was posted on Facebook by Seth Hinz for school leaders as a way to claim your Google business presence.  You can also encourage parents to leave raving reviews.  Free marketing!  The majority of your parents are searching for you through Google before ever stepping foot on your campus.    

1. Head to http://www.google.com/business/placesforbusiness/ 

2. Click "Get started for free"
3. Find & Claim your listing
4. Click to Verify by Postcard (or by phone if option is given)
5. Complete your business information
6. Add 5 to 6 photos of your church or school
7. Recruit 1-2 people this week to write a review of your church or school
8. Repeat Step 7 as often as possible

9. Add even more pictures
tec21Tec21 Workshop
New this year!
  • Simplicity and ease! No contract to mail. No enrollment fee. Don't pay until September.
  • Ten workshop centers in nine LCMS districts.
  • Undecided on who to send? Enroll a teacher who inspires contagious learning.

Enrollment ends March 31, 2014. Don't miss the opportunity to connect your teachers to one of the most unique perpetual learning communities available to Lutheran schools today. Participation in the workshop site near you caps at 10 teachers!



Brent - thanks so much for the response.  I have thoroughly enjoyed my experience in the class.  Wendy has done a great job leading us and I have benefited greatly from the experience.  What I love about what you've created is the hands on, individualized boost in adding more technology to our repertoire but also giving us the time at our sessions to play around and work on stuff.  Most other seminars / in-services I've attended, you get all this info but no time, so it ends up just going in a folder and never worked on. 


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nlsaNLSA Team Members Needed
The District is looking for six individuals willing to serve on two upcoming NLSA visiting teams for this school year (three additional people are needed for each visit). All visiting team participants will need to complete an online training session in order to serve on a team (to be completed on your own time). If you are willing to serve or have questions regarding the events, please contact Terry Hubbard and he will get you set up for the training.


April 21-23           Living Word Lutheran High School, Jackson 

April 28-30           LUMIN system, Milwaukee  


bucksMilwaukee Bucks Faith and Family Night

The Milwaukee Bucks invite you, your family, your friends and your co-workers to take advantage of these select games at special prices with NO additional fees!

March 8 - vs. Wizards - featuring post-game Christian Concert by Mercy Me!

Bucks mini basketball for fans 14 and under

savethedateUpcoming Events

February 13-15 - LEA National Administrators Conference

February 14 - Firm Foundations, Martin Luther High School, Greendale
February 22 - Passionate Believers Conference, Divine Redeemer, Hartland

March 1 - Servant Leader Workshop, Brookfield Lutheran Church, Brookfield

March 8 - Faith and Family Night - Bucks vs. Wizards - Mercy Me concert

April 11 - Lutheran Schools Night at Miller Park - Brewers vs. Pittsburg Pirates 
April 14 - Teaching the Faith Workshop - Northwest Lutheran School, Milwaukee 
April 27 - Teaching the Faith Workshop - Trinity-Freistadt, Mequon
May 4 - Teaching the Faith Workshop - Blessed Savior, New Berlin
June 9-13 - Lutheran Church Workers Couples Retreat, Heartland Retreat Center, Trego, WI

November 14 - PCW Conference, Olympia Resort, Oconomowoc



November 12-13 - NWD/SWD Teachers' Conference, Kalahari Resort, WI Dells


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Registering for any of these events.  If the event is not open yet, we will communicate when it will be.

Passionate Believers...Confessing Christ!

Mark L'Heureux
Education Executive

Robin Mueller
Administrative Assistant

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