Chosen to TEACH
2011–2012 Devotion Guide for ELCA Schools and Early Childhood Education Centers
ELEA is proud of our heritage and is celebrating our 50th birthday. We began in 1961 as ALEA — the American Lutheran Education Association — becoming ELEA with the formation of
the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America in 1988.
Services to member ELCA congregations who sponsor weekday schools and early childhood programs have expanded over ELEA’s 50 year history from teacher conferences and accreditation to include a host of other services, including employee benefits plans, standardized testing programs, school board and administrator training, discount programs on school supplies and programs, and much more.
In 2010, restructuring of the ELCA Churchwide organization and elimination of school program staff at the Chicago offices transferred responsibility for all services related to schools and early childhood programs to ELEA. Those responsibilities include the publication of this devotional guide, as well as administration of the Principal of the Year and Early Childhood Director of the Year program, the Ministry of the Congregatio
n Recognition program, and other services.
Thank you to all of the dedicated teachers, administrators, and congregations who so faithfully serve children and their families through these allimportant ministries, which provide an opportunity to share God’s love with so many. We also offer heartfelt thanks to ELEA members who have supported the organization through the years and urge all schools and centers to consider membership.
Download Chosen to TEACH Previous editions
Follow Jesus in the World
(2010–2011 edition) Hands for Helping
(2009–2010 edition) Walking with Jesus
Peace in God's World
(2007–2008 edition) Dare to Soar in Peace, Service, Witness, Prayer, and Song
(2006–2007 edition) Living in God's Amazing Grace