National Lutheran Schools Week
National Lutheran Schools Week provides our network of more than 1,800 LCMS preschools, elementary schools and high schools with the public opportunity to proclaim and celebrate God’s work among us in Lutheran schools.
We thank God for the opportunity to provide excellent academic preparation for the children we serve. We are most grateful for the opportunity to share Jesus’ amazing love with children and their families.
National Lutheran Schools Week gives us an opportunity to proclaim these great blessings within the communities we serve. Our schools are amazing incubators for faithful witness of God’s love for us through Christ by teachers and students alike.
“Making Disciples for Life” is the theme for the 2023 National Lutheran Schools Week celebration. The associated scripture verse is Matthew 28:18-20 which says:
“And Jesus came and said to them, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.'”
When is the 2022–2023 NLSW Celebration?
Jan. 22–28, 2023
View the 2023 National Lutheran Schools Week Materials
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Looking for the NLSW Dates for 2023–2024?
Jan. 21–27, 2024
About the Author
Rev. Bob Riggert served for 15 years as executive assistant for Education, Youth and Stewardship for the LCMS Iowa District West. He is a former Lutheran school teacher, principal and parish pastor. He has also written Bible studies for the 2008 and 2011 LCMS National Children’s Ministry conferences, “Living as Children of a Generous God” stewardship resources for the Lutheran Church Extension Fund, the 2014-2021 Chapel Talks, and numerous other Bible studies and children’s ministry resources. Riggert is a graduate of Concordia University, Nebraska, Seward, Neb., and Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Ind.