School Resources

Lutheran Schools promote Gospel outreach, foster relationships, and exemplify excellence in Christ-centered education to families in a constantly changing world.

2021 Southeastern District Lutheran Schools Week - March 7 - 13, 2021

The 2021 theme is Sent to Serve - Matthew 20:28 - The Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give life as a ransom for many.

National Lutheran Schools Week provides more than 1,900 preschools, elementary schools and high schools with the public opportunity to proclaim and celebrate God’s work among us in schools of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod.  The National Lutheran Schools week set by the LCMS is Jan 24 - 30, 2021. The Southeastern historically has celebrated Lutheran Schools Week in March.

We thank God for the opportunity to provide excellent academic preparation for the children we serve. We are most grateful for the opportunity to share Jesus’ amazing love with children and their families.  National Lutheran Schools Week gives us an opportunity to proclaim these great blessings within the communities we serve.

Synodical  NLSW Resources

Desired Outcomes

  1. Lutheran Schools (EC-12th) are able to sustain full enrollment and funding to support the program.
  2. Gospel-centered Lutheran schools are the schools of choice in their community.
  3. All staff of Lutheran schools exhibit a Christian lifestyle, meet or exceed state standards and participate in continued growth opportunities, including spiritual.
  4. Lutheran schools are on the cutting edge of use of technology.
  5. Lutheran schools embrace the diversity of their communities.

Regular events for District schools and early childhood programs are offered in the SED. They include:
·  SEDLEC -fall educators conference - with speakers and workshop sessions and anniversary celebrations
·  SEDLAC  - School administrations conference - for school and early childhood program administrators. Held in February.
·  Early Childhood Leaders Conference - held annually, usually in March.

Board Governing Manual

eRate Program, LLC - Every public and private school in America is entitled to their share of the $2.2 billion erate fund every year. eRate is a consulting service that can help you with the process of receiving these funds.Visit their website for more information and current forms. 

Form 5578 - Certification for Racial Nondiscrimination

LuthEd - the LCMS school portal for resources and information. You will find links to National Lutheran Schools Week, School Leadership Development (SLED), Form 5578, NLSA, Church Worker Update (CWU), Commissioned Minister Information Form (CMIF), and Statistical Reports.

Lutheran Education Association

Protect My Ministry - background screening

LCMS School Ministry - from this page click the tabs under resources for the following information -

National Lutheran School Accreditation (NLSA)- a process of self-evaluation followed by a visit of objective observers designed to help Lutheran schools improve the quality of their program. Currently this information in on the Lutheran School portal and it is password protected.

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    Procedures, Policy & Resources
    02.05.21 | Congregation

    District Logo The Southeastern District, LCMS (SED) brandmark/logo. The SED logo may be used by congregations and ministries of the District when referring to the SED/Southeastern District. It may be used in it’s entirety or by using the...

      Racial Equity Resources
      08.12.20 | Congregation

      The following resources are designed to assist individuals and congregation groups working to achieve racial equity. LORD, WE'VE GOT A PROBLEM!  Online conversation held on August 10. Racism is not just A problem but OUR problem – one...

        SED Lay Deacon Program
        06.15.20 | Congregation | by Southeastern District

        The vision of the SED Lay Deacon Program is to raise up God’s people for service within the Church and beyond as everyday missionaries to their neighborhood.  Welcome to the new SED Lay Deacon Program. We are excited that you have...

          Devotional Art
          03.26.20 | Congregation | by Southeastern District

          Visual Faith Ministries - Prayer resource pages: Blessing Prayer Template and Heal Our Broken World Visual Faith Ministries COVID Prayer page (March 16) Easter Cross Coloring pages: Print, share and post. Easter Cross.    ...

            Constitutions and Bylaws
            01.24.20 | Congregation

            The following are resources for Southeastern District congregations creating or revising their constitutions. Guidelines for Congregational Constitutions and Bylaws (PDF) Sample Constitution Word download Submitting New or Revised...

              Live Streaming Congregations
              02.22.19 | Congregation

              Below is a list of congregations from across the Southeastern District that live stream their worship services.  If you would like to suggest a congregation that is not listed, please send an email to  . Delaware: The Lutheran...

              Coaching Network
              04.26.18 | Congregation

              A network of certified coaches within the SED committed to connecting with pastors, church workers and lay people