About Lutheran Schools

God’s command to us as Christians is clear: “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these” (Luke 18:16).

The mission statement of the Commission on Lutheran Schools (CLS) is also clear: “to guide and assist congregations in advancing the gospel of Jesus by providing resources, training, and personal assistance for starting and strengthening Lutheran schools.” It is with these two statements in mind that the CLS works to assist our synod’s early childhood ministries, Lutheran elementary schools, area Lutheran high schools (ALHS), and preparatory schools. The CLS helps our congregations and schools welcome children and young adults into the Savior’s waiting arms through our schools outreaching and nurturing ministries.

MISSION STATEMENT

This commission guides and assists congregations in advancing the gospel of Jesus by providing resources, training, and personal assistance for starting and strengthening WELS schools.

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Lutheran Schools resources for called workers and congregational leaders are available on the WELS Resource Center.

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WELS Lutheran Schools and Ministerial Education provides resources for individuals, teachers, and schools nationwide. Consider supporting these ministries with your prayers and gifts.

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Contact WELS Lutheran Schools and Ministerial Education for more information.