School Ministry

2017-18 ‘Chapel Talks’ now available

The resource contains an opening and closing service and 42 weekly chapel talks for use with students of all ages in Lutheran schools.

Task force to explore ‘creative solutions’ for Lutheran education

The Synod’s Blue Ribbon Task Force on Lutheran Schools is looking for “creative solutions” to meet the challenges schools and workers are facing.

National mission board begins refining policies

The board also hears updates on the work taking place in the LCMS Office of National Mission.

School Ministry offers free ‘Schools Week’ resources

The free materials for the Jan. 22-28 celebration include a resource manual, a new hymn, a bulletin insert and posters.

Two LCMS schools in spotlight for ‘Blue Ribbon’ honor

Immanuel Lutheran School, St. Charles, Mo., and St. Paul Lutheran School, Mount Prospect, Ill., are among those named “National Blue Ribbon Schools” for 2016.

Almost 3,000 attend convocation launching LEA’s 75th anniversary

Lutheran Education Association’s 2016 convocation in Grand Rapids, Mich., draws Lutheran educators and education students from 37 states and 14 countries.

Jud honored with first ‘School Shepherd’ award

The first National Lutheran School Accreditation “Lutheran School Shepherd” award goes to the Rev. Kevin Jud, senior pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Hamilton, Ohio.

Longmire is Synod’s 2016 ‘Distinguished Principal’

Susan Longmire, principal of St. James Lutheran School in Shawano, Wis., is chosen one of the nation’s best elementary-school principals.

Gospel’s centrality key to BNM’s work in new triennium

Meeting in St. Louis Sept. 8-9, the Synod’s Board for National Mission hears reports on all 18 ministries of the LCMS Office of National Mission.

Protecting Your Ministry: Synod provides legal guide amid increased intrusions

The LCMS has partnered with Alliance Defending for a downloadable manual, Protecting Your Ministry, to help congregations and schools prepare for lawsuits and other legal intrusions.

2016-17 ‘Chapel Talks’ available for free download

“Upon This Rock” is the title of the new, full-color edition of “Chapel Talks for Lutheran Schools,” an annual worship resource.

LCMS School Ministry releases 2016-17 ‘Chapel Talks’

The 2016-17 edition of “Chapel Talks for Lutheran Schools,” titled “Upon This Rock,” is now available from LCMS School Ministry as a free downloadable PDF and for purchase online.

ADF’s Baylor delves into legal issues facing LCMS schools

Attorney Gregory Baylor of Alliance Defending Freedom and LCMS ministry leaders address what schools can do and highlight a resource available in July.

KFUO Audio: Critical issues facing Lutheran schools in today’s political landscape

KFUO Radio’s Andy Bates discussed issues facing Lutheran schools during interviews with the Rev. Bart Day, Executive Director of the LCMS Office of National Mission; Terry Schmidt, Director of LCMS School Ministry; and Gregory S. Baylor, Senior Counsel and Director of the Center for Religious Schools at the Alliance Defending Freedom.

Rural & Small Town Mission Conference set for Wichita

This year’s conference is planned for Nov. 3-5 in Wichita, Kan., under the theme “Mission at Home: Standing Where You Are Planted.”

Home Is Where the (Learning by) Heart Is

Using a weekly resource that Rev. Peter Bender puts together called “The Congregation at Prayer,” everyone from Peace Lutheran Church members to students and families in the school engage in this life and culture of catechesis and prayer.