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Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”

Matthew 19:14

One of our 2018-21 initiatives focuses on schools and early childhood centers. We seek to strengthen our existing schools and early childhood centers and expand education ministries. How will you help?

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Sean Martens, Asst. to the Pres., Education & Comm. Ministers
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Sean Martens is the Assistant to the President for Education & Commissioned Ministers. He daily serves as a support, consultant, and resource for the teachers, schools, administrators, congregations, and commissioned workers in the Minnesota South District.

Sean’s reading recommendations:

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The Program by Eric Kapitulik and Jake MacDonald

“The Program offers a road map that contains illustrative examples, ideas, and approaches for improving teammates and leaders at all levels within an organization of any size or type.”

Click here to learn more about The Program.

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The Art of Teaching Sunday School by Laura Langhoff Arndt

To equip Christians to equip and bless others with knowledge of the Bible and the confidence to go into the world, live their faith, and share the Gospel, we must train those who teach and lead Bible study at all ages.

Click here to learn more about The Art of Teaching Sunday School: Preschool - Adult.

Minnesota South District office resources


District directories help connect our schools, churches, and workers to each other. These directories are updated each fall. Because the District Ministry Workers Directory includes emails for individuals, please contact the District office using the button below to request a copy.

LCMS School Ministry office resources (Synod)

The LCMS School Ministry Office is a great resource that all schools and teachers are encouraged to consult. Below are some particularly helpful resources from them. Visit their Facebook page at facebook.com/LCMSschools.

The 2018 - 2019 School Ministry Yearly Theme, also used for the National Lutheran Schools Week Theme, mirrors that of the upcoming 2019 LCMS Youth Gathering: Real. Present. God. Click above to find out more about the theme and how you can use it in your classroom / school, including through chapel talks.

The LuthEd website hosts most Synod resources for schools and teachers, including National Lutheran Schools Week resources, LCMS School Ministry Mailings, Chapel Talks, contact information, and Call Worker Update instructions.

Click any of the images below to go directly to the resource pages for NLSA, SLED, and LSCS. You may also visit the MN South District NLSA page.

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