Immanuel Lutheran School
For more than 120 years our congregation has had a Lutheran elementary school.
Immanuel Lutheran School has been one of the agencies of instruction of the children of the congregation since the founding of the congregation. The purpose of the school is to assist parents in their God-given responsibility to train up their children “In the way they should go”, so that when they “are old (they) will not depart from it.” (Prov. 22:6)
It is only with God’s help that we are able to do this through religious and academic training.
Why Christian Education Is Important, by WELS President, Pastor Mark G. Schroeder
The blessing of parenthood brings with it some weighty responsibilities. Christian parents take to heart God’s reminder of what Christian parents do for their children: “Bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord” (Ephesians 6:4). This phrase is not just a catchy motto. Rather, it defines the essence of what distinguishes Christian parents from all others.
The Christian education of children is a responsibility given first and foremost to parents. From day one, faithful Christian parents are engaged in a continuing effort to bring their children to know and believe in Jesus, just as they do. God-fearing parents recognize the truth of Solomon’s proverb, “Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it” (Proverbs 22:6).
But the responsibility of bringing up children in the training and instruction of the Lord is not reserved for parents alone. It’s also an activity that is an essential part of the mission of the church. When Jesus defined that mission, he told his followers to go and preach the good news to all creation. They would carry out that mission to people by baptizing them and by teaching them to observe all things he had commanded them. The responsibility to teach was given not just to parents but to the church as well. Congregations – individually and together as a synod – provide valuable reinforcement to the Christian.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Immanuel Lutheran School
Q: How large is Immanuel Lutheran School?
A: Our school will have about 50 students next year in Kindergarten through Grade 8.
Q: How many classrooms and teachers does the school have?
A: There are four classrooms and four teachers: Mrs. Diehm teaches Kindergarten & 1, Mr. Schreiber teaches Grades 2 & 3. Mr. Mumm serves as our principal and teaches Grades 4-5. Mrs. Lettner teaches Grades 6-8.
Q: How much does it cost to attend Immanuel?
A: It’s free. However, we do expect all parents and children to worship here at Immanuel as regularly as possible. We also ask that parents who are not members of the congregation attend adult information classes so that they may understand the religious truths their children will be learning in school.
Q: How is Immanuel Lutheran School different than public schools?
A: Immanuel students study the same basic subjects that children in public schools study. However, all classes at Immanuel are taught in the light of God’s Word, the Bible. In daily Bible study and devotions Immanuel children not only learn what is right and what is wrong according to God’s word, but they learn that through the suffering and death of Jesus their Savior, their sins are forgiven. They encouraged to live in a way that shows their thanks to the Lord. Finally, the teachers at Immanuel consider it their privilege to feed the Lord’s lambs with his precious Word.