School Ministry

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.

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.”

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.

NLSA accredits record 147 Lutheran schools

The National Lutheran School Accreditation commission also receives training in new accreditation protocols that it approved a year ago.

2014-15 ‘Chapel Talks’ now available

Emphasizing the catechism, this edition is suitable for school-wide devotions, midweek classes, Sunday schools and congregation- or school-staff devotions.

Eight schools gain NLSA ‘exemplary’ status

Leaders of the eight schools will intentionally share their best practices with other Lutheran schools via webinars and print articles.

Schmidt begins as associate director, School Ministry

Dr. Rebecca Schmidt has almost 36 years of experience in early-childhood education and school leadership.

‘National Lutheran Schools Week’ resources available

A poster, bulletin insert and resource manual are designed to help LCMS schools celebrate the Jan. 26–Feb. 1 observance.

Two LCMS schools win U.S. Cellular contest

Dubuque Lutheran School in Dubuque, Iowa, and Valley Lutheran School in Cedar Falls, Iowa, receive checks for $25,000.

Wrege named ‘National Distinguished Principal’

The principal of Trinity Lutheran School, Utica, Mich., is among 61 chosen for the honor by the National Association of Elementary School Principals.

Three LCMS schools chosen for ‘Blue Ribbon’ honor

The award from the U.S. Department of Education goes to Messiah Lutheran School, St. Charles, Mo.; Our Redeemer Lutheran School, Wauwatosa, Wis.; and St. Peter Lutheran School, Arlington Heights, Ill.

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.