School Ministry

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.

We’re Good at … What? Stewarding the Blessing of Young People

The LCMS equips pastors, directors of Christian outreach, directors of Christian outreach, school teachers and others to support the parent’s task of raising up a child in the way God wants that child to go.

4 leadership lessons from Rosa Young on leaving a lasting impact

Before Rosa Parks, there was Rosa Young. 4 leadership lessons from Rosa Young on leaving a lasting impact

2015 State of the Synod

God help us. He does, and He will. End times? Yes, indeed. “God is faithful,” as the apostle says (1 Cor. 1:9). And this faith in Christ is “a living, busy, active, mighty thing.”

These Words Shall Be on Your Heart

These precious words need to be on our hearts and spoken into and onto our children, the young sinner/saints committed by God to our care.

Rev. Bart Day Letter: Rejoice to Serve

Life together begins in Christ. There is no life apart from the One “through whom all things were made.” The life of Christ is the life of the world, our life together.

10 Questions with Principal Scott Schumacher

Even as a child, Scott Schumacher felt God calling him to serve in the Lutheran school system.

One Big Song of Praise

One young adult believes church music can bridge gaps, and she’s using her God-given talents to prove it.

Educators Help Students Overcome Life & Learning Hurdles

Whether it’s helping children cope with the demands of urban living or helping others rise above challenges they face in learning, Lutheran educators across the nation are there to help.

SLED — equipping educators to lead critical mission field

Since 1996, the LCMS School Leadership Development Program has produced a pool of almost 400 potential administrative candidates.

KFUO Audio: Faith’n’Family – Teacher Appreciation Day

Mike Schiemann, principal, Forest Hills Lutheran Christian School, Cornelius, Ore.; Dr. Christopher Cody, principal, Mt. Olive Lutheran School, Milwaukee, Wis.; and Terry Schmidt, director, LCMS School Ministry, share their appreciation for teachers.

NLSA names five ‘exemplary’ schools for 2015-16

The National Lutheran School Accreditation Commission selects five Lutheran schools in the United States for special recognition as “exemplary accredited schools.”

Five installed to LCMS staff positions

They are the Rev. Marcus Zill, the Rev. Mark Wood, Matthew Bergholt, Deaconess Mireya Johnson and Ross Stroh.

Early childhood educators come together to learn

Early childhood educators are inspired through joint collaboration and planning at district early childhood conference.

Early childhood educators are inspired through joint collaboration and planning at district early childhood conferences.