School Ministry

NLSA honors Schmidt with School Shepherd Award

The award honors a pastor who provides “outstanding encouragement, support and service to his school.”

NLSA accredits 102 schools, recognizes five as ‘Schools of Distinction’

The accreditation process requires lengthy evaluation and self-study.

Project aims to improve technology at Milwaukee school

The “crowdfunding” project is accepting donations of $1 or more through June 16.

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.