Education Workshop

Cost: No charge! Thank you very much, LCEF for making this opportunity available!


Who should come? This workshop is intended for faculty and staff at IDE Schools and Early Childhood Centers and for IDE Pastors.


Registration: Registration is needed to arrange adequate seating and table space. Please register online by August 1. Registration will likely be open after that date, but your registration before August 1 is appreciated.

Tentative Schedule


The Workshop will go from 8:45AM to 12:45PM. A tentative schedule will be available soon.


Kim Marxhausen is a Lutheran kindergarten teacher turned Educational Psychologist. Her ministry, since covid, has been to support church workers and parents as they seek, through the grace of God, to navigate new challenges. She accomplishes ministry through teaching, writing, speaking, and consulting. She writes a parenting newsletter for LCMS School Ministry called Parent Pages, and is the author of Weary Joy: The Caregiver’s Journey (CPH). She is working on a new book to assist church workers ministering to people on the autism spectrum. You are welcome to visit her site at



  1. Bring peace, comfort, and growth to teachers and administrators through the promises of God’s Word.
  2. Explain the process of resilience, highlighting the differences between secular and faith-based views
  3. Discuss options for enhancing resilience for individuals, classrooms, and staffs
  4. Provide time and a method for participants to create a plan for increasing resilience
  5. Offer discussion time for people to process the past two years.
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This year’s IDE Summer Workshop taking place August 15.  Our guest presenter is Dr. Kim Marxhausen and the title of her presentation is “How Long, O Lord?”  The workshop is being held at Little Lambs Preschool, Zion Lutheran Church in Hiawatha.  We will start at 8:45 am and finish at 12:45 pm.


How Long, O Lord?


We find this phrase in the psalms over twenty times, and it should remind us that it is okay to grieve. However, no psalm ends on this phrase; each psalm of lament moves from grief to praise. So let’s spend some time with each other and discuss the joys and challenges of the past two years. We can add insights from psychology that help us make sense of what we are going through. In learning and discussion, we begin to see how God creates resilience in our lives.


In addition, here are two more:


Return, O Lord! How long?
Have pity on your servants!
Psalm 90:13


Be gracious to me, O Lord, for I am languishing;
heal me, O Lord, for my bones are troubled.
My soul also is greatly troubled.
But you, O Lord—how long?
Psalm 6: 2-3