Do you have challenges or opportunities that would benefit from outside insights including a deep look at your demographics and a a review of what’s best for the overall ministry? Contact Jim Sievert at [email protected] to arrange consulting services.

Want to learn about the people in your community? Discover how MissionInsite Demographic reports can help.

Heart Imprints

Heart Imprints – A worship resource for children in the congregation, elementary school, or early childhood ministry. Whether you are giving a children’s sermon, or planning chapel for your Sunday school, early childhood ministry, or Lutheran elementary school, this resource provides ideas for your message that will coordinate with the church year and the worship being planned on Sunday.

Consisting of a Bible reading, an object lesson outline that articulates the law and gospel, and a suggested order of service, Heart Imprints is the new generation of the NPH resource entitled “Chapel Talks for Christian Children” which was last produced in the 2010-2011 school year. While “Chapel Talks” was produced based on a school year calendar, Heart Imprints will be connected to the church year and available throughout the year.

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General Documents

Download general documents from Lutheran Schools.

WELS School Accreditation

WELS School Accreditation (WELSSA) is a process in which the school evaluates its current education practices and seeks sound methods to build on its strengths and determine new ways to grow and strengthen the educational ministry of the school for the benefit of the students and parents to the glory of God.

There are 155 WELS schools currently accredited and 15 schools in candidacy, that is, working through the accreditation process for the first time.

WELSSA is a sanctioned member of the National Council for Private School Accreditation (NCPSA).

Read more about the WELSSA accreditation process by downloading the documents on this page.

Contact Us
Paul Patterson, WELSSA executive director
Abby Truss, WELSSA support specialist
[email protected], 414-256-3221

Partner Sites
National Council for Private School Accreditation
Minnesota Nonpublic School Accrediting Association
Texas Private School Accreditation Commission
Wisconsin Religious and Independent Schools Accreditation

Congratulations to all of our newly accredited schools for 2023-24!

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