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.

“In All Things” is the theme for the 2022 National Lutheran Schools Week celebration. The associated scripture verse is Colossians 1:15-20 which says:

“He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together. And he is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent. For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross.

When is the 2021-2022 NLSW Celebration?


January 23 – 29, 2022


Download the 2022 National Lutheran Schools Week Materials
Download the 2022 NLSW Design Resources
Get the School Ministry Yearly Themes!

Looking for the NLSW Dates for 2022-2023?


January 22 – 28, 2023

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.