Lutheran Education Association

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Lutheran Education Association

Lutheran Education Association links, equips, and affirms educators and workers in ministry for the purpose of building up the Body of Christ.
7400 Augusta St., River Forest, Illinois, USA, 60305Dr. Jonathan Laabs, Executive Director708-209-3343

Lutheran Education Association (LEA) was founded in 1942 as a professional organization to support educators in a variety of Lutheran settings and at all levels.  Through the years, LEA has created publications, conducted events, and provided networking opportunities for educators worldwide.  We also partner with higher education institutions, districts, national education offices, international educators, and a variety of ministry organizations to carry out our respective missions in a collaborative environment.  Today, LEA continues to identify new ways to serve educators in global Lutheran ministries through emerging technologies, quality in-person and virtual conference and professional development experiences, and timely relevant resources.  

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2022 Lutheran School Administrators Conference

Doubletree by Hilton at the Entrance to Universal Orlando

March 27, 2022 - March 29, 2022

Webinar Sample: Restorative Justice - A Theology of School Discipline

How does a “Three Strikes” or “Zero Tolerance” mantra square with your theology? As clever quips, they appeal as swift solutions to misbehavior in schools. However, transgression followed by penalty/punishment never resolves; in God’s design only a gracious Savior could draw wayward humankind back into fellowship with Him. Restorative Justice pitches two questions to prompt offenders to redress wrongs, pursue just behavior, and return fully restored in the fellowship of school community. Explore school discipline that is Gospel-aligned and mercy-driven.

2019 LEA Convocation Recap Video

Relive the experience of over 2700 Lutheran educators from around the world as they gather in St. Louis, Missouri for the thirteenth triennial LEA Convocation October 10-12, 2019 under the theme "Eyes, Minds, and Hearts"

LEAconnects Preview

Lutheran elementary teacher Laura Piel introduces LEAconnects,, the new platform filled with resources for educators at all levels.

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Monograph Sample: Teaching the Faith - Technology and Education

Technology is not a neutral tool; it is values laden. Christian educators have both the challenge and the opportunity to help learners discover this, recognize the relevance of God’s Word upon life in a technological age, and learn how to face the challenges and embrace the opportunities of faith, life, and learning in the contemporary landscape. To do so, we must also reconsider how we go about the good and important work of Christian education in the 21st century. This monograph strives to support, illustrate, and explain these claims, offering next steps for those invested in contemporary Christian education.

Shaping the Future Sample: New Hope for Lutheran Education

The Corona Virus pandemic has surfaced new and growing challenges in Lutheran education like no other time . How could there possibly be any hope in all of this?

2019 LEA Convocation Program Book

Highlights of the 2019 LEA Convocation held in St. Louis, Missouri October 10-12, 2019.

Devotion Sample: Be-All and End-All

From the Touche, Cliche series - challenging tired phrases to new life through Scripture