School Ministry

COVID-19 and the church: One year later

Over the last year, LCMS Research Services has carried out a series of surveys to study how the Synod’s churches, schools and workers are doing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

LCMS President’s statement on the Equality Act

LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison addresses the Equality Act.

ONM grants support resiliency programs for the Synod’s workers

Funds for the grants came from the Soldiers of the Cross—Amplified program.

NLSA selects Dinger for School Shepherd Award

The Rev. Jonathan Dinger, pastor of Grace Lutheran Church and School in Pocatello, Idaho, was selected by National Lutheran School Accreditation to receive the 2020 NLSA School Shepherd Award.

Browning recognized as 2020 National Distinguished Principal

Scott D. Browning, principal of St. Paul Lutheran School in Fort Worth, Texas, was selected by the National Association of Elementary School Principals.

Faith in the public square: US Supreme Court decisions impact religious principles, freedom

The rulings concern issues of life, sexuality and education.

In difficult times, Synod boards continue work

The LCMS Boards for International and National Mission held online meetings on May 29 and June 5, respectively.

Shutdowns offer LCMS schools new opportunities to serve

Among other efforts, LCMS schools assisted by making and delivering face shields; collecting food, cash and other supplies; and providing temporary educational solutions for those far from home.

‘Sent to Serve’: New ‘Chapel Talks’ resource now available

The 2020–21 “Chapel Talks” contains 43 devotions — one for each week of the school year — plus services for the beginning and ending of the school year and for Christmas.

‘We tremble not, we fear no ill’: As COVID-19 spreads, the Word of God remains

To abide by social distancing guidelines, many LCMS churches are offering online-only services.

LCMS Urban & Inner-City Mission webinar: ‘Campus Ministry’s Vital Role’

Hosted by LCMS Urban & Inner-City Mission, Rev. Marcus Zill presents a free webinar on “Campus Ministry’s Vital Role.”

LCMS Urban & Inner-City Mission webinar: ‘Outreach Through Lutheran Schools’

Hosted by LCMS Urban & Inner-City Mission, Dr. Rebecca Schmidt presents a free webinar on “Outreach Through Lutheran Schools.”

Obituary: Dr. Harold James Boldt, former executive director, LCMS Board for Parish Services

Boldt, who also formerly served as director of Elementary and Secondary Schools for the LCMS, died Sept. 19 in Rochester, Mich.

National Witness, Life Together and Retention floor committees conclude convention business

Delegates passed all 15 resolutions presented by the three committees on July 25.

Free resources available for ‘Lutheran Schools Week’

The special week designed to call attention to the gifts of Lutheran schools is Jan. 27 through Feb. 2.

Oldenettel named ‘National Distinguished Principal’

Dawn Oldenettel, principal of St. John’s Lutheran School in West Bend, Wis., received the award in October in Washington, D.C.