Foundations is a unique, program that boldly restates the mission and educational philosophy of WELS schools and early childhood programs to the communities in which we serve. This comprehensive suite of materials was developed by the Commission on Lutheran Schools to renew our commitment to Christian education. Its purpose is to help local congregations and schools generate a rich, ongoing conversation between students, parents, and Christian educators that clearly defines the differences between Christian education and other educational models.

Crafted to meet member and non-member parents at their point of need with biblical answers to practical questions, Foundations promises to provide a perspective on their child's years of formal schooling that many parents have never considered.

Downloadable resources

01: History and ObjectivesDownload 
02: The ApproachDownload 
03: The ToolboxDownload 
04: ImplementationDownload 
05: Alternate StrategiesDownload 
06: Parent-Teacher PartnersDownload 
07: Four MessagesDownload 
08: What Makes Christian Education So DifferentDownload 
09: Law and Gospel in Christian EducationDownload 
10: Foundation for Building Christian Character Pt 1Download 
11: Foundation for Building Christian Character Pt 2Download 
12: Two Kinds of KnowingDownload 
13: Spotlight on CommunicationDownload 
14: Biblical Work-Rest EthicDownload 
15: Little Imitators and AmbassadorsDownload 
16: A Message for ParentsDownload 
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  • August 2, 2019 Last Updated