Southeastern District Lutheran Church Missouri Synod
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Resources for Schools

Lutheran Schools promote Gospel outreach, roster relationships, and exemplify excellence in Christ-centered education to families in a constantly changing world.  Below are resources for starting, funding, and running Lutheran Schools in the Southeastern District.  Click on the links to learn more as well as contact SED Executive Director Schools and Youth at

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.

Lutheran Schools are the front line of mission outreach in their congregations and communities. Only a small percentage of students in our Lutheran Schools are members of the sponsoring congregation. A large number of students have self-identified as having no church home or relationship with Jesus. The opportunity to share Jesus abounds.

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 celebration
  • Early Childhood Leaders Conference – held annually usually in March

June 17, 2020 –  In light of the recent events impacting our country, we know that individuals and schools are looking for resources to address the topic of racism with their students, teachers and families. On we have pulled together a list of resources from the LCMS and other sources that may be of a benefit as we all work to confront this challenging topic. If there are additional resources that you are aware of that would be beneficial to our schools, please send them my way and we will evaluate their addition to the current list.

Downloadable Resources

LCMS Child Sexual Abuse Policy

Policy Based Governance – Many congregations have adopted a governance system that utilizes one main board and eliminates other elected boards.

USSS NTAC Enhancing School Safety

Teacher Observation Form – an Example of a Teacher Observation Form

Useful Links for Schools

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 and much more.

Lutheran Education Association – Lutheran Education Association links, equips, and affirms educators and workers in ministry for the purpose of building up the body of Christ.

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

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. 


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