faith development

INTASC Standard #11: Faith Development

The teacher models a value system which emphasizes moral and ethical character, integrating faith, the Christian mission, and service according to the doctrines and teaching of the LC-MS.  


Rationale & Disposition Statement

Building future goals from a solid base of defined values gives meaning to our actions and helps us to differentiate where our vocational callings are priority in our various places of responsibility.As we are called to serve in our various vocations, we serve as part of the Body of Christ. Veith cites St. Paul in 1 Corinthians 12:12-20, 26, 27-30 to further illustrate how our individual gifts and abilities come together for the benefit of loving and serving our neighbors in the Body of Christ (Veith, 2002). Serving in theses places of responsibility, serves our community and world. It is important for educators to model this in the classroom and provide opportunities for students to mindfully practice fulfilling vocational callings in their own lives. 



Veith, G. (2002). God at work: Your Christian vocation in all of life. Wheaton: Crossway Books.


Application of Standard

My understanding of my places of responsibility in terms of vocation have evolved immensly throughout the graduate courses and from my involvment with my church. I have grown to understand and desire to walk along side others, discipling them on this side of heaven. Our talents direct us in serving the Body of Christ in various ways through our vocational callings in everyday life. This idea of vocation in the mudane has led me to consider the Christian school's role in preparing 21st Century Leaners in terms of our mission and various places of vocation. I have presented information to factulty and the administration about 21st Century Learning Skills and our responsibility of preparing students for the Concetual Age while maintaing our school mission.


Explaination of Artifacts

Artifact #1 

This paper, Life on This Side of Heaven: Every Situation a Vocational Calling, focuses on our various places of vocation and how vocatioin is presented within the everyday mudane task. I discuss how educators must identify student talents and emphasize the many parts in the Body of Christ.


Artifact #2

This presentation is for the faculty and administration of Lincoln Lutheran. The presentation providess research and advocacy for 21st Learning Skills in combination with how our places of vocation work together to achieve our mission as a school. I identify where Lincoln is and is not meeting the standards of the Conceptual Age, what the school needs to update in order to meet the standards, and a plan for implementation. 


Artifact #3

As Christian educators, we are called to equip our students with the means to bring about the transformation of society through ‘discipling’ others in our various places of vocation. Christ's love and our individual talents will shape our “use” of our offices.




Artifact #1

SOC 565

Artifact #3

SOC 565

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