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Educators Conference Offering Recipient

Categories: Educators' Conference, News & Announcements

fibrphotoDear colleagues in Christ,

In just a few weeks, we will gather for the 2016 District Educators Conference.  Each year, a recipient is designated for the offering received during our worship service together.  I can only begin to imagine how many people have been blessed by those offerings over the years.  This year, we are asking you to do something a little bit different.

While Baton Rouge Lutheran School was untouched by the floodwaters, nearly 50% of the homes of children who attend the school were flooded.  More than 50% of the school faculty and staff had 6-8 feet of water in their homes.   The tragedy is also an opportunity…an opportunity to show our love and unity in Christ with those who are hurting so.

For this year’s offering, we are asking you to bring gift cards (Walmart, Lowe’s, Home Depot, Visa are suggested) in any amount, to place in the offering plates.  The gifts cards will be sent to the Southern District Education Executive, Mr. Glenn Gerber, who will in turn deliver them to Baton Rough Lutheran for distribution to families in need.  You might also choose to include a card or note of encouragement with your offering.   If you choose to extend the opportunity to give to the entire school, that is ok too!

Your prayers and your worship offering will go a long way toward encouraging our neighbors across the Gulf.  Just another way to be, “All Things 2 All People.”


Blessings to you all,

Mark A. Brink

Executive Director for School and Youth Ministries
Florida-Georgia District, LC-MS
5850 T.G. Lee Blvd.  Suite 500
Orlando, FL  32822

Flooding in Baton Rouge

Lutheran Counseling Services Offers Ministerial Assistance Program

Categories: Educators' Conference, News & Announcements

Ministerial Assistance Program (MAP), a service of the FL-GA District and Lutheran Counseling Services is designed to help clergy, church workers, educators, parish nurses, secretaries, etc. and their families cope with the challenges and demands of church life and work. During this President’s Convocation our FL-GA District MAP services continue. Rev. Dr. Rick Armstrong, LMFT and Megan Miessler, LCSW, DCE will be with us for “conversation and consultation.”

  1. Assessment, referral and/or therapy for an individual, marriage or family concern
  2. A pastoral care congregational, staff, church school, or church governance issue
  3. A vocational crisis or redirection
  4. Help with a church worker or parishioner grievance

Whatever the issue, MAP can offer help, hope & healing through quality confidential assistance.

Call ahead of time (800-444-2842) to schedule an appointment or visit their booth at the Educators Conference to schedule a time with Rick Armstrong or Megan Miessler.

2016 Educators Conference Registration

Categories: Educators' Conference, News & Announcements

Educators Conference LogoThe 2016 FLGA District Educators Conference will be here before we know it!.  All the materials you will need to register for this uplifting event can be found on the Educators Conference webpage at: 

Important information and dates to note:

  • The Early Bird deadline is Friday, August 26.  If you want to take advantage of the early bird registration rate of $195 per person you will need to submit your registration, including payment by that date.  Registration information can be found here.
  • Ben Eggers Award Nominations and Barnabas Son of Encouragement Nominations are due in the District Office by Wednesday, August 31.
    • Ben Eggers Award information can be found here.
    • Download Son of Encouragement Award information here.
  • So many people have been affected by recent acts of violence in our world, our country, and our communities.  You might be interested in talking to a voice of reason from the professional counselors at Lutheran Counseling Services.  For more information, click here.


2016 Early Childhood Directors Conference

Categories: Educators' Conference, News & Announcements


Power Point Presentation – Patty Moser – Creating a Positive Environment

The 2016 Early Childhood Conference is for Directors and Assistant Directors of Early Childhood Centers in the Florida-Georgia District.

The Conference will begin on Friday, February 5, 2016 at 4:00 pm, at

Trinity Lutheran Church Downtown
123 E. Livingston Street
Orlando, FL 32801

Please note that there will not be any parking available at Trinity Lutheran School on Friday, February 5.  Your options are:

  1. a parking deck across the street, $5 parking fee
  2. find a parking spot on the street somewhere
  3. if you are staying at the Courtyard by Marriott on Friday evening, you can park in their lot, and walk to the school.  It is about 10 minutes away.

At the end of the evening we can carpool back to the hotel.

The Conference will conclude on Saturday, February 6, at 3:00 p.m. Schedule is as follows:


Friday, February 5, 2016

4:00 pm Registration Opens
5:00 pm Opening Session
6:00 pm Dinner
7:00 pm Major Presentation
7:45 pm Closing, Announcements, Prayer
8:00 pm Dismiss for the Evening, Hospitality at Conference Hotel

Saturday, February 6, 2016

8:00 am Continental Breakfast at Trinity
8:30 am Devotion, Announcements, Instruction
9:00 am Session 1
10:30 am Session 2
11:30 am Lunch Break
12:30 pm Session 3
1:45 pm Session 4
2:45 pm Closing
3:00 pm Dismiss and return home


List of workshops and presenters here.


We have been working hard to bring the cost down as much as possible and now can tell you that it will be $50 per EC Director, AND $30 for additional staff who might wish to attend.  Registration includes all programming, dinner Friday evening, a Continental Breakfast and Lunch on Saturday.


To register for the conference click on this link:


Courtyard by Marriott Orlando Downtown
730 N Magnolia Ave
Orlando, FL 32803
Room rate: $129.00 (Single or Double Occupancy)
For reservations, call: Jennifer Rivera, Sales Coordinator, 407-996-1015 or use the link below:

Book your group rate for Early Childhood Conferenced

Announcing: Dates for the 2016 FLGA District Educators Conference

Categories: Educators' Conference, News & Announcements

The 2016 Educators Conference will be held September 28-30, 2016 at the Wyndham Hotel, 8001 International Drive, Orlando, FL.

Colleagues in Ministry,

We have dates and a location for the 2016 Educators Conference.  It will be held September 28-30 at the totally renovated Wyndham Hotel on International Drive in Orlando.  We have negotiated a fantastic room rate of $104 for up to four people in a room.  I know this comes to you much later than usual, but we had to wait until after this year’s conference to make decisions about the coming year.  So please, PUT THE DATES ON YOUR 2016-17 SCHOOL CALENDAR, and start making plans for you and your staff to attend.  It’s going to be a great one!  Blessings to you as we draw near to the Manger!

Mark A. Brink

Executive Director for School and Youth Ministries
Florida-Georgia District, LC-MS
5850 T.G. Lee Blvd.  Suite 500
Orlando, FL  32822

Marching off the Map: Pioneering New Territory to Meet the Needs of Today’s Students

Categories: Educators' Conference, News & Announcements

At this years Educators Conference, our featured speaker will be Tim Elmore.


The Baby Boomers were the first generation who grew up with the one-eyed babysitter: the TV. Today, they are parents and teachers, and they¹re now raising a generation of firsts- kids who are growing up with a portable device in their hands. How do we navigate this world that isn¹t going away, but that is reducing the empathy, patience and emotional intelligence of our young people? This event provides a compass for leading a generation of “firsts” full of practical tips for marching into new territory while enabling our kids and students to embrace timeless values and soft skills.

Your faculty and staff will learn:

  • How students¹ brains are different today, since they’ve grown up with pixels and screens
  • What educators can do to increase attention spans in students and their grasps of major concepts
  • When creativity is most essential and what adults can do to engage students¹ creativity
  • Where education is going and what kind of technology will teachers and leaders use in the future
  • What the critical elements are that we must furnish that best predict student success


To visit Tim’s blog, follow this link:

Tim Elmore: Leadership & Keynote Speaker

For  Info on the  2015 Educators Conference