• Lutheran schools superintendent assists congregations that are operating Lutheran schools with staffing, call lists, accreditation, visits, state and federal advocacy, research, consultation and professional growth for teachers.
  • Early childhood education aids congregations start early childhood ministries and bring Christ to little children with consultation, materials conferences, pastoral enrichment and professional growth for teachers.
  • Genesis is a resource to assist congregations in starting Lutheran elementary and secondary schools consisting of a one-day consultation and a feasibility study. Contact the District superintendent of schools for more information.
  • Lutheran School Consulting Services (formerly SSAC) – Provides diagnostic services designed to strengthen and re-vitalize Lutheran elementary schools that are experiencing problems or wishing to go to the next level in ministry so that the mission of sharing Christ with children and their families can be more effectively accomplished in that place.
  • Staff development provides seminars and conferences for professional church workers.
  • Student aid and recruitment supports men and women in their calling to serve as full-time church work students who have unmet financial needs during their years of study in our Concordia system. Recruitment of full-time church workers improves with congregational and leadership mentoring and support during years of study.

National Lutheran Schools Week

2019 – January 27-February 2 – LCMS National Youth Gathering Theme TBD
2020 – January 26-February 1
2021 – January 24-30
2022 – January 23-29 – LCMS National Youth Gathering Theme TBD

WCRIS Announces First-Ever Private School Teacher of the Year

jana-horn-wcris-toty-2016Lutheran School Teacher Surprised with Award

Wisconsin’s first-ever Private School Teacher of the Year was announced in a surprise student assembly at Hales Corners Lutheran School yesterday, leaving veteran teacher Jana Horn nearly speechless with delight from the honor.

In addition to being surprised by the presence of her husband and daughter, Jana was presented with a WCRIS plaque and an unrestricted award of $3,000 from the Herb Kohl Educational Foundation.

Jana was selected from among the pool of 14 WCRIS 2016 Kohl Teacher Fellowship winners. An independent, state-wide panel reviewed the 14 winners’ applications to identify the recipient of this new award.


April 22 – Together in Christ, Early Childhood Workshop

    Trinity Early Childhood Center 10729 W. Freistadt Rd. Mequon 2:30 PM – 6:00 PM   Jesus taught us to pray in the Lord’s Prayer for our daily bread.  The Lord is so good and gracious that He provides us with not only all that we need to support our life but more than […]

April 16 – Together in Christ, Early Childhood Workshop

    Our Father’s Child Care 6025 S. 27th St. Greenfield 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM   Jesus taught us to pray in the Lord’s Prayer for our daily bread.  The Lord is so good and gracious that He provides us with not only all that we need to support our life but more than […]

Firm Foundations 2018/2019

Firm Foundations August 17, 2018 October 31, 2018 February 2019 – TBD Martin Luther High School 5201 S. 76th St. Greendale More details coming soon!

April 21 – Lutheran Schools Night at Miller Park

Saturday, April 21, 2018 Milwaukee Brewers vs. Miami Marlins 6:10 pm Join us for a night of fun and fellowship. Please check with your church or school to see if they are organizing a group. If so, order your tickets through them. Flyer 2018     Ticket orders are due by Wednesday, April 11. Tickets […]

Nov. 1-2, North/South Teachers’ Conference, Kalahari Resort, WI Dells

DATE: November 1-2, 2018 WHERE: Kalahari Resort & Convention Center, WI Dells THEME:  “Overcome”  I John 5:25 REGISTRATION FEE:     $110 per person HOTEL: $114 for a standard room __________________________________________ ** NEW THIS YEAR ** Separate high school track Built-in time for grade level/content level sharing Details will be posted as they become available. Registration will be available in […]

April 7, 2018 – Wisconsin State-Wide Bible Bowl

Wisconsin State-Wide Bible Bowl 2018 April 7, 2018 Rib Mt. Lutheran Church 3010 Eagle Ave. Wausau, WI It is one great way for youth to study the Word of God on their own and in groups. BOWL:  Competition of teams (3 or 4 players) in verbal quiz format. Also an individual, written competition. TOPIC:  “Genesis” […]