Educating Our Children LCMS School Ministry assists, equips and uplifts school educators, district staff, and especially education executives and congregational leaders, so that through them children may be equipped as disciples of Jesus Christ.
Lutheran Early Childhood Centers and Elementary Schools More than 2,300 early childhood centers and preschools are operated by congregations and christian day schools within The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. More than 129,000 children, ranging in age from infant/toddler to five years of age, are involved in these programs. Additionally, our congregations
operate 945 elementary schools which serve 107,000 students.
are driven by a commitment to the Gospel and focused on a mission of bringing hope and healing to students and their families.
are governed by board members who clearly understand their roles and focus on the vision and board policies that effectively govern the operation of the school.
meet or exceed state and national academic standards at all grade levels.
help to develop a minimum of 30 developmental assets in children.
Why Send Your Child to a Lutheran School?
have educators who model visionary leadership. They practice stewardship of resources, build up others and empathize with others.
have educators who model servant leadership. Do those served grow as persons; do they, while being served, become healthier, wiser, freer, more autonomous, more likely themselves to become servants? (Robert Greenleaf)
have educators who model spiritual leadership. They study God’s Word, share their personal faith story, apply Law and Gospel
appropriately, exhibit a passion for ministry, act courageously, equip God’s people for service, care for others, demonstrate integrity, and pray.