Lutheran School Ministry


Serving in Lutheran schools is one of the noblest professions in the world. Through a Christ-centered curriculum, Lutheran schools offer a holistic education that provides outstanding academic preparation built upon a faith foundation, impacting children’s lives for eternity.

More than 33 percent of current rostered LCMS educators received their education at Concordia, Nebraska. Still, Lutheran schools have an unmet need for teachers and administrators that exceeds current church work graduates of all the Concordia universities combined. Seeing this need, Concordia Nebraska is proud to introduce a practical solution--the Lutheran School Ministry program.

The Lutheran School Ministry program is primarily designed for non-LCMS educators who serve in our Lutheran schools and desire additional training to incorporate the Lutheran educational ethos into their classrooms. The program provides practical instruction on what makes a Lutheran Christian education truly distinctive.

Lutheran School Ministry Modules

Beginning in January 2018, four 8-week modules will be offered online for the benefit of these Christian educators. Educators finishing all four modules are recognized for completion of the Lutheran School Ministry training. Tuition is $600 per module.

    Module 1 What Lutherans Believe, Teach and Confess
    Examining foundational LCMS Lutheran beliefs and how they inform the mission, ministry, culture and character of the Lutheran school.
    Module 2 The Lutheran School: Identity and Ethos
    A study of the practical application of God's Word and Lutheran beliefs, used to create and sustain a distinctively Lutheran school community.
    Module 3 The Lutheran Classroom: Daily Life Together
    A study of the Lutheran Christian classroom, an environment rooted in daily application of the Law and Gospel, where the intentional integration of faith and learning enriches the entire classroom experience.
    Module 4 The Teacher in a Lutheran School: Vocation
    An in-depth reflection on vocation, designed to provide teachers in Lutheran schools with a deeper personal understanding of their calling to serve the Lord, the Church and their students.

Registration Information

Registration DeadlinesStart Dates
December 15, 2017January 8, 2018
March 2, 2017March 5, 2018
Aprli 27, 2017April 30, 2018

To register for the Lutheran School Ministry Program, follow the link to our application. On the application page select Graduate, Graduate Non-Degree Seeking/Coursework Only and from the drop down select Lutheran School Ministry Program.

Informational Webinar for District Executives and Presidents

October 12, 12:00 - 1:00 P.M.

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Informational Webinar for School Administrators

October 24, 12:00 - 1:00 P.M.