Resources for Educators and Administrators


The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s School Ministry assists, equips and uplifts school educators, district staff, and especially education executives and congregational leaders so that through them children may be equipped as disciples of Jesus Christ.

LCMS School Ministry Director: Dr. Rebecca Schmidt
LCMS Office Contact Information:
(888) 843-5267 or email.


LuthEd provides Lutheran teachers with spiritual, academic and communication support. The website offers a growing array of resources, devotions and discounted services. Additional resources are being produced for the site.


“Sent To Serve” the 2020-21 “Chapel Talks for Lutheran Schools”, explores Matthew 20:28 and focuses on the joy of service in Jesus’ Word and Sacrament.  It contains 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 this year’s Chapel Talks!

This year’s Chapel Talks is available as a free download and also as a printed resource through  

Chapel Talks is produced by the LCMS School Ministry office and permission is granted to reproduce Chapel Talks for use in school and ministry worship services.  For more information about Chapel Talks, contact LCMS School Ministry at 888-THE LCMS (843-5267) or via email.


National Lutheran School Accreditation (NLSA) serves as the accrediting body for Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod schools across the United States and the world. NLSA has been accrediting schools in the LCMS since 1978, and accreditation decisions have always been based upon a school’s compliance with national standards for Lutheran schools that reflect the essential qualities that are expected of Lutheran schools.

National Lutheran School Accreditation encourages, assists, and recognizes schools that provide quality Christian education and engage in continuous improvement. The Evidence Based Accreditation (EBA) process allows for the fulfillment this mission effectively thereby providing a valuable service to Lutheran schools.


Since 1996, The Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod has conducted School Leadership Recruitment and Training processes through the School Leadership Development Project (SLED).  Its purpose is “To identify and recruit thirty leadership participants serving in Lutheran schools and train them through two national SLED events conducted by LCMS School Ministry.” As a result, over 450 potential administrative candidates have been prepared for leadership in Lutheran schools.


The purpose of Lutheran School Consulting Services (LSCS) is to strengthen and revitalize Lutheran schools so God’s children are well served and His kingdom expanded. LSCS focuses on the school and its ministry. As schools are strengthened, so are congregations and their ministries.

LSCS uses a specific process to assess, evaluate, and make relevant recommendations based around the various needs of the ministry requesting assistance. Trained assessors and consultants work hand in hand with ministries throughout the entire process to ensure that their needs are met and their overall ministries are strengthened.

Commissioned Minister Information Form


The CMIF is designed to help LCMS Districts and call committees from congregations, schools, and other LCMS related entities search for commissioned ministers to fill open calls. Whether you are looking for a teacher, deaconess, director of Christian education, director of Christian outreach, director of family life ministry, director of parish ministry, lay minister, or a parish assistant, this site will help you find candidates with the experience and interests you need.

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