In His Hands Resource

In His Hands is a manual intended for leaders and board members of early childhood programs that are freestanding or associated with a Lutheran elementary school. This valuable resource provides direction as new programs are developed as well as support for existing centers in the operation and management of excellent early childhood programs.

Additionally, a collection of 22 handouts and fillable forms referenced in the manual, and designed to be adapted for use in centers, is included in the downloadable PDF document.

The In His Hands resource is available as both a FREE downloadable PDF as well as a hard-copy, soft-cover book for purchase through Please use the links below to download or purchase your copy today!

About the Authors

The 2014, Fourth Edition, of In His Hands draws upon the work of many individuals involved with previous and current editions including, but not limited to editors Julie Klopke and Judy Williams and contributing authors Jan Stockman, Doris E. Knuth and Jessi Moeller. Additional thanks are given to Kathy Fangmann, Mark R. Bacon, Megan K. Mertz, Pamela J. Nielsen, Chrissy Thomas, Dr. Judy Christian, and Patti Allen (Borghardt).

In His Hands is dedicated to Dr. Judith Christian, former director of Children and Family Ministry, whose vision for quality Christian early childhood programs set the stage for many congregations in the LCMS to begin early childhood ministry programs.