Jesus said, "'Let the children come to me, do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God...' And Jesus took them in his arms and blessed them, laying his hands on them' (Mark 10:14, 16). The mission of Lutheran schools is to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with students and families while providing a high quality, affordable education. This page contains resources to promote and support the mission of Lutheran schools in the South Dakota District.
LCMS Office of School Ministry
Learn more about Lutheran school education in The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod from the LCMS Office of School MInistry.
South Dakota Department of Education
Stay informed of the latest news and information in the world of education from the South Dakota Department of Education.
LuthEd encourages, connects, and informs Lutheran school administrators and teachers with all of the latest news and events in Lutheran education. LuthEd is the source to find LCMS school ministry mailings, National Lutheran Schools Week materials, Chapel Talks, early childhood resources, and so much more. LuthEd
Protecting Your Ministry
The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod and Alliance Defending Freedom have collaborated on this manual, Protecting Your Ministry, to help congregations, schools, and ministries protect against and prepare for religious liberty intrusions. This manual provides helpful legal advice and sample policies to proect your school from possible litigation.
National Lutheran School Accreditation
National Lutheran School Accreditation (NLSA) serves as the accrediting body for Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod schools across the United States. All National Lutheran School Accreditation information and documents can be found on the NLSA homepage.
Early Childhood Resources
In His Hands is a manual from the LCMS Office of School Ministry to help begin and maintain an early childhood program. The state of South Dakota has established SD Early Learning Guidelines to assist early childhood educators track the progress of their students.
Commissioned Minister Candidate Request Form
If your congregation or school is looking to call a new Commissioned Minister candidate from one of the Concordia University System schools, you are required to fill out this Candidate Request Form.
Church Worker Update
Rostered Commissioned Ministers in the LCMS can update their personal information for the LCMS Office of Rosters and Statistics through the Church Worker Update. A login and password are required to access this site.
Commissioned Minister Information Form
The Commissioned Minister Information Form (CMIF) is a tool designed to assist LCMS entities to find the right Commissioned Minister for their open positions. A login and password are required to access this site.
Premium Services and Group Purchasing
The LCMS Office of School Ministry has worked with service vendors to provide discounts to all LCMS schools on a variety of products. The LCMS also has group purchasing agreements with several businesses that provide products and services to Lutheran schools. Discover how your school could potentially save money through these Premium Services and Group Purchasing.
Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.
I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him. The LORD is the strength of his people, a fortress of salvation for his anointed one.
Go on up to a high mountain, O Zion, herald of good news; lift up your voice with strength, O Jerusalem, herald of good news; lift it up, fear not; say to the cities of Judah, “Behold your God!”
Behold, my servant shall act wisely; he shall be high and lifted up, and shall be exalted.
And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up