Reformation A-Z Coloring Book Released!

In celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, Reformation A-Z: Celebrating the Reformation With God’s Youngest Blessings is a coloring book for early learners that will help educators teach specific parts of the Reformation in the classroom and help families engage in Reformation learning at home. Filled with 26 wonderfully-illustrated pages, Reformation A-Z allows young learners to come face-to-face … Read More

2017 NLSA School Shepherd Announced!

ST. LOUIS, MO – August 28, 2017 – We are pleased to announce the selection of the 2017 National Lutheran School (NLSA) School Shepherd, Pastor Peter A. Schmidt, who serves at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church and School in Waukesha, Wisconsin. The Lutheran School Shepherd Award was established by NLSA to honor a faithful pastor who provides outstanding encouragement, support and … Read More

2017 NLSA Schools of Distinction

Recently, the National Lutheran School Accreditation (NLSA) Commission met to accredit schools and conduct the business of the organization. The 2017 commission accredited 102 schools at its annual meeting in July. Several of the schools were awarded special recognition as Schools of Distinction. Miriam Webster’s dictionary defines distinction as “an accomplishment that sets one apart.” This year, five schools distinguished … Read More

Chapel Talks and NLSW Materials Are Available!

We are pleased to announce that BOTH the 2017-2018 Chapel Talks and National Lutheran Schools Week (NLSW) materials have been released and are available for schools to access and use in their planning for the upcoming school year! Following the theme of “It’s Still All About Jesus”, both resources draw upon the fact that “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday … Read More

LCMS Children and Youth Ministry Conference

Registration is open for the 2017 LCMS Children’s and Youth Ministry Conference – set for July 9-12 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Milwaukee, Wis. “The Children and Family Ministry conference provides a unique opportunity for professional and lay church workers to be inspired and equipped with new ideas and resources that will enhance their service in their congregations,” said … Read More

LCMS School Ministry Mailing (May 2017)

The May 2017 edition of the LCMS School Ministry Mailing is available for use and distribution! Articles this month include the following: NOTE: The May 2017 School Ministry Mailing will be the last publication until the September 2017 edition starting out the new school year. Have a great summer!

Lutheran School Administrators Conference: Leading Together

Under their Alliance banner, the Association of Lutheran Secondary Schools (ALSS), LCMS School Ministry, and Lutheran Education Association (LEA) met April 19–21 to plan a conference for leaders in Lutheran educational ministries. The conference theme is Leading Together, based on the divinely inspired wisdom of Ecclesiastes 4:12—“A threefold cord is not quickly broken.” Leading Together features workshops, sectionals, plenary sessions, … Read More

Governing Board Resource Update Released!

After a year-long revision process, the LCMS School Ministry Office is pleased to announce that the LCMS Governing Board Resource for Lutheran Schools is now available to download! Due to the dedicated work of Mr. Ed Grube and the fantastic work of the LCMS Communications department, this resource is an amazing update to the original 2002 edition. We hope that … Read More