The board also hears updates on the work taking place in the LCMS Office of National Mission.
The free materials for the Jan. 22-28 celebration include a resource manual, a new hymn, a bulletin insert and posters.
Immanuel Lutheran School, St. Charles, Mo., and St. Paul Lutheran School, Mount Prospect, Ill., are among those named “National Blue Ribbon Schools” for 2016.
Lutheran Education Association’s 2016 convocation in Grand Rapids, Mich., draws Lutheran educators and education students from 37 states and 14 countries.
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.
Susan Longmire, principal of St. James Lutheran School in Shawano, Wis., is chosen one of the nation’s best elementary-school principals.
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.
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.
“Upon This Rock” is the title of the new, full-color edition of “Chapel Talks for Lutheran Schools,” an annual worship resource.
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.
Attorney Gregory Baylor of Alliance Defending Freedom and LCMS ministry leaders address what schools can do and highlight a resource available in July.
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.
This year’s conference is planned for Nov. 3-5 in Wichita, Kan., under the theme “Mission at Home: Standing Where You Are Planted.”
Since 1996, the LCMS School Leadership Development Program has produced a pool of almost 400 potential administrative candidates.
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.