Vacation Bible School (VBS) is a specialized Christian education program that’s an opportunity for children, parents and volunteers to study God’s Word together and grow as disciples of Jesus.
Homebound congregational members are people who are not able to be physically present in the church sanctuary for worship services.
Outreach today calls for us to be innovative and creative. A congregation can determine outreach ideas that might be effective in their context.
There are many ways a congregation can plan outreach efforts. Whichever process is used, it should be clear, concise, and take the perspective of nonchurched people into consideration.
“Witness” and “Outreach” are two aspects of evangelism. “Witness” is what we do individually, and “Outreach” is our congregation’s collective effort.
Mission trips provide new experiences. You will have the opportunity to help others in what they need—not in what you think they need.
Local mission encourages each of us as Christians to “look after our neighbors so they may enjoy the life God has given them.”
The LCMS School Ministry office provides Lutheran educational ministries with resources to assist with the mission of sharing the Gospel in schools and their communities.
Homeschooling is another option for parents/guardians to consider for the education of their children, incorporating family values and religious education at home.
Resources are available to assist congregations who wish to expand current education ministries as well as begin new ministries.
National Lutheran School Accreditation (NLSA) serves as the accrediting body for The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod schools across the nation and abroad.
Resources are created annually to support educators who are working with students in early childhood through high school programs.
Resources are available for Lutheran school administrators serving in schools with programs for early childhood through high school students.
The LCMS values Christian education and believes that it must address the whole person in body, mind and spirit.
Regardless of size or context, Sunday School can be a valuable cornerstone of your congregation’s Christian Education program.
Children’s ministry targets children from birth to Confirmation or Junior High as they grow physically, emotionally and spiritually.
The following helpful resources assist in caring for the homeless in need in a way that gives dignity.
The key to understanding your personal stewardship in a Biblical manner is to understand where stewardship belongs within the Christian message: as one aspect of the doctrine of vocation.
These stewardship resources will help your congregation teach the Biblical message of stewardship as vocation in a godly and effective manner.
“Basic Witnessing” focuses on how to witness in a general sense using an approach to witnessing that can be used in a variety of settings.