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Homeschooling is another option for parents/guardians to consider for the education of their children. For families selecting this option, schooling for their children occurs outside of the public or private school environment. Families work with a flexible schedule to meet the needs of their children and use rich resources available in their environment, community and through interactions with other families who homeschool enabling them to provide an excellent education for their children incorporating family values and religious education.
This comprehensive handbook assists parents, pastors, congregations, and day schools in encouraging and equipping families who seek to bring strong academics and Christian catechesis to their children through Lutheran home education.
“Chapel Talks for Lutheran Schools” contains 45 weekly resources for individuals tasked with leading weekly chapel services to students of all ages in Lutheran and Christian schools. Bible verses, weekly hymns and speaking points make up only a portion of the great content of the annual Chapel Talks document!
LuthEd.org is the online presence and resource repository of the LCMS School Ministry office. It replaced the historic Lutheran School Portal in 2016 and contains information related to all School Ministry publications, documentation for the NLSA, SLED, and LSCS programs, school statistical information, administrative resources and many additional resources for individuals serving in Lutheran education.
National Lutheran Schools Week provides the network of over 1,800 LCMS preschools, elementary schools and high schools with the public opportunity to proclaim and celebrate God’s work in Lutheran schools. In this, Lutheran schools thank God for the opportunity to provide excellent academic preparation for the children they serve and for the opportunity to share Jesus’ amazing love with students and their families. National Lutheran Schools Week gives schools the ability to proclaim these great blessings within the communities they serve. Lutheran schools are amazing incubators for faithful witness of God’s love through Christ by teachers and students alike.
The School Ministry Mailing, consisting of articles published monthly September through May, offers excellent resources and ideas for administrators, directors, pastors, teachers, board members and parents of Lutheran schools. Each article focuses in on a specific topic relevant to the overall annual School Ministry theme.