School Ministry

Raising Up Leaders in Our Schools

Since 1989, SLED has trained more than 200 educators who are now serving as LCMS principals in early childhood through high school settings.

Grant Encourages Autism Awareness in LCMS Schools

After receiving a grant from LCMS School Ministry, autism awareness speaker Aaron Likens traveled to LCMS schools, colleges and universities to share his story of living with Asperger’s syndrome.

A Light in the Darkness

Unity Lutheran Christian Elementary School (unityesl.org) boldly stands as a perfect example of our Synod’s mission, “Witness, Mercy, Life Together.”

NLSA accredits 106 Lutheran schools for 2013-14

Schools with recent National Lutheran School Accreditation include 18 early-childhood centers, 80 elementary schools and eight high schools.

Promoting Christ-centered Education

LCMS School Ministry serves as a national voice for Lutheran schools, upholding the standards of Christ-centered schools that are academically strong and respectively operated.

Three installed to Disaster Response, School Ministry, Foundation posts

Mark Cannon, the Rev. Michael Meyer and Terry L. Schmidt are installed by Synod President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison Aug. 19 in St. Louis.

New ‘Chapel Talks’ highlights ‘Luther’s Small Catechism’

With its focus on “Luther’s Small Catechism,” the 2013-14 edition of “Chapel Talks for Lutheran Schools” is suitable for use in a number of settings.

Schmidt named director of LCMS School Ministry

Terry L. Schmidt will begin serving July 1 as director of LCMS School Ministry, succeeding Dr. William Cochran.

Schmidt named director of LCMS School Ministry

ST. LOUIS, May 28, 2013—Terry L. Schmidt has been named director of School Ministry for The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) effective July 1.

Cochran to receive honor from Concordia, Ann Arbor

William D. Cochran, director of LCMS School Ministry, will receive an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Concordia University, Ann Arbor, Mich., in May and plans to retire June 30.

Missouri Synod’s School Ministry director wins Lutheran education top honor

ST. LOUIS, February 28, 2013—William “Bill” Cochran, director of School Ministry for The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS), will receive the Christus Magister Award, the Lutheran Education Association’s (LEA) top honor. Since 1965, the Christus Magister Award has been presented to Lutheran educators who have made significant contributions to Lutheran education.

Life Together

The LCMS Office of National Mission (ONM) works to foster healthy Lutheran congregations that bear witness and have mercy in that same life together.