Become a member of ELEA with the following Benefits:

  1. Support from members and administrators of ELEA. Staff are only a phone call or email away to offer advice, resources and a listening ear to help administrators, rostered leaders, and other school leaders when challenges arise.
  2. Access and support from Lutheran school leaders through our Google Group, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages.   
  3. Membership certificate for your organization and membership cards for your staff;
  4. Discounts from popular vendors for your school and organization;
  5. Reduced registration fees to conferences, webinars, and training;
  6. Group insurance options for you and your staff; and More!

Our Benefits

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Insurance Programs

  • A $3,000 Death & Dismemberment policy is given to all employees working 20+ per week or more in member congregations/schools.   
  • The option to purchase group disability and/or term life insurance at very competitive rates with no medical underwriting when purchased during open enrollment periods.
  • Great prices on dental and vision insurance - OPEN ENROLLMENT dates are not guaranteed but typically fall in the month of November for policies effective January 1, of the following year - no medical underwriting!
  • Student Accident Insurance for extra protection (available in Western states)
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School Business and Organizational Resource Discounts

  • FREE access to HR360.com, a $900 per year value – your full-service employment law resource
  • Website & Mobile App - 30% Discount offered by Zing!. For more information, Book Strategy Call.
  • The MAP Suite measures exactly what’s needed to give you valuable data with maximum efficiency: no more and no less testing than required. Testing tools at ELEA group pricing.
  • Exchange –FREE magazine ($38 per year value) plus great discounts on staff development materials
  • Printed resources developed by ELEA – Staff Evaluation Tools, When I Play I Learn posters, School Marketing Materials Kit, and more – some for a small fee for members; some FREE
  • Gradelink
  • ChildCare Exchange
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School Supply Vendor Discounts

ELEA leverages buying power to bring significant discounts from popular retail and supply companies to it’s members. Membership is institutional so don’t forget your Sunday school, VBS, confirmation and other programs can save too! 

  • Brightwheel
  • Beehively and TechaBee
  • Discount School Supply 
  • Food and Supply Source
  • Kaplan
  • Lakeshore Learning
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Tuition Collection and Administrative Software

ELEA has established strategic partnerships to bring the best software and digital platforms into our schools at discounted rates.  

  • SMART Tuition – 10 – 25% discount on tuition management and collection services
  • ProCare – 5% discount on early childhood management software systems
  • Kangarootime – preferred customer status with this state-of-the-art childcare management software and solutions provider
  • Smartcare - preferred customer status with this state-of-the-art childcare management software and solutions provider
  • Educa - preferred customer status on this state-of-the-art communications and documentation platform
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Conferences and Training

  • State-of-the-Art Annual National School Administrator & Pastor Conference
  • Early Childhood Director Boot Camp - intensive training for new directors and those who need a boost – ELEA members only
  • ELEA Regional teacher and administrator conferences in many areas of the country
  • Synod gatherings and networking lunches.
  • Webinars and online training – some sponsored by ELEA, some from quality partner organizations of which we will make you aware
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Support and Advocacy

  • Staff and volunteers only a phone call or email away to offer advice, resources and a listening ear to help administrators, rostered leaders, and other school leaders when challenges arise
  • Access to the ELCA Coaching Network: working to actively raise up and deploy coaches in synods across the ELCA to empower the vitality of leaders and congregations everywhere.
  • Representation at the national level through ELCA Schools’ membership in the Council for American Private Education (CAPE) – the voice of private education in the United States
  • Representation at the national level with the United States Department of Education Non-Public office – dissemination of information and advocacy at this all-important level
  • Representation at the national level with the National Center for Educational Statistics, National Assessment of Education Progress (known as “the Nation’s Report Card”) and other national and regional educational institutions
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Annual Award Programs

Ability to be recognized in one of ELEA’s award programs:

  • Early Childhood Director of the Year Award
  • Elementary Principal of the Year Award (Principal goes into the selection process for the NAESP National Distinguished Principal Program)
  • Distinguished Pastor of the Year Award
  • Donald A. Vetter Educational Service Award
  • Principal of the Year Award (Principal goes into the selection process for the NAESP National Distinguished Principal Program)
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Individual Member Benefits

All of the above benefits with the exception of Insurance Programs. Individual membership is NOT available to individuals currently employed by an ELCA school, center or church which has a school or center. In that case, the church and its school ministry must join as an institutional member.

Our Benefits

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Insurance Programs

  • A $3,000 Death & Dismemberment policy is given to all employees working 20+ per week or more in member congregations/schools.   
  • The option to purchase group disability and/or term life insurance at very competitive rates with no medical underwriting when purchased during open enrollment periods.
  • Great prices on dental and vision insurance - OPEN ENROLLMENT dates are not guaranteed but typically fall in the month of November for policies effective January 1, of the following year - no medical underwriting!
  • Student Accident Insurance for extra protection (available in Western states)
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School Business and Organizational Resource Discounts

  • FREE access to HR360.com, a $900 per year value – your full-service employment law resource
  • Website & Mobile App - 30% Discount offered by Zing!. For more information, Book Strategy Call.
  • The MAP Suite measures exactly what’s needed to give you valuable data with maximum efficiency: no more and no less testing than required. Testing tools at ELEA group pricing.
  • Exchange –FREE magazine ($38 per year value) plus great discounts on staff development materials
  • Printed resources developed by ELEA – Staff Evaluation Tools, When I Play I Learn posters, School Marketing Materials Kit, and more – some for a small fee for members; some FREE
  • Gradelink
  • ChildCare Exchange
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School Supply Vendor Discounts

ELEA leverages buying power to bring significant discounts from popular retail and supply companies to it’s members. Membership is institutional so don’t forget your Sunday school, VBS, confirmation and other programs can save too! 

  • Brightwheel
  • Beehively and TechaBee
  • Discount School Supply 
  • Food and Supply Source
  • Kaplan
  • Lakeshore Learning
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Tuition Collection and Administrative Software

ELEA has established strategic partnerships to bring the best software and digital platforms into our schools at discounted rates.  

  • SMART Tuition – 10 – 25% discount on tuition management and collection services
  • ProCare – 5% discount on early childhood management software systems
  • Kangarootime – preferred customer status with this state-of-the-art childcare management software and solutions provider
  • Smartcare - preferred customer status with this state-of-the-art childcare management software and solutions provider
  • Educa - preferred customer status on this state-of-the-art communications and documentation platform
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Conferences and Training

  • State-of-the-Art Annual National School Administrator & Pastor Conference
  • Early Childhood Director Boot Camp - intensive training for new directors and those who need a boost – ELEA members only
  • ELEA Regional teacher and administrator conferences in many areas of the country
  • Synod gatherings and networking lunches.
  • Webinars and online training – some sponsored by ELEA, some from quality partner organizations of which we will make you aware
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Support and Advocacy

  • Staff and volunteers only a phone call or email away to offer advice, resources and a listening ear to help administrators, pastors, and other school leaders when challenges arise
  • Access to the ELCA Coaching Network: working to actively raise up and deploy coaches in synods across the ELCA to empower the vitality of leaders and congregations everywhere.
  • Representation at the national level through ELCA Schools’ membership in the Council for American Private Education (CAPE) – the voice of private education in the United States
  • Representation at the national level with the United States Department of Education Non-Public office – dissemination of information and advocacy at this all-important level
  • Representation at the national level with the National Center for Educational Statistics, National Assessment of Education Progress (known as “the Nation’s Report Card”) and other national and regional educational institutions
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Annual Award Programs

Ability to be recognized in one of ELEA’s award programs:

  • Early Childhood Director of the Year Award
  • Elementary Principal of the Year Award (Principal goes into the selection process for the NAESP National Distinguished Principal Program)
  • Distinguished Pastor of the Year Award
  • Donald A. Vetter Educational Service Award
  • Principal of the Year Award (Principal goes into the selection process for the NAESP National Distinguished Principal Program)
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Individual Member Benefits

All of the above benefits with the exception of Insurance Programs. Individual membership is NOT available to individuals currently employed by an ELCA school, center or church which has a school or center. In that case, the church and its school ministry must join as an institutional member.