Messiah Lutheran School offers a Christ-centered grade school education for students in prekindergarten through eighth grade. (Prekindergarten meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 am to 11:30 am. Kindergarten meets Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 12 noon. First through Eighth grade meet Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm.) Messiah Lutheran Church established Messiah Lutheran School in 1963. Messiah Lutheran Church and School are members of the Church of the Lutheran Confession (CLC), which is a Bible-based confessional Lutheran synod.
OUR PURPOSE AND GOAL
Messiah Lutheran Church established a school for the purpose of assisting the parents in teaching their school-aged children the gracious will of our Heavenly Father in Christ Jesus and the Way to eternal life. Our chief goal in education is to share God’s inspired Word by which the faith of the children is strengthened, their knowledge of God is increased, and they are enabled to strive, out of love for the Savior, to live according to God’s will. For this reason, the teaching of the Word of God is all-important; it makes us wise for salvation.
“and that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.” 2 Timothy 3:15
The education at Messiah School differs from the education offered at the public school, because it focuses on the needs of the body and soul and educates for life, both here and in eternity. By God’s grace, the education at Messiah School differs from the education offered at other religious schools, because the Word of God is offered in its truth and purity. We thank and praise God for blessing our school with a unique, Christ-centered education.
The curriculum includes daily lessons in Bible History, Catechism, or Hymnology in which God’s wonderful plan of salvation is studied. In Bible History, the children learn to know their loving God and how He exerts His influence on their hearts and lives. Catechism is taught to furnish the pupil with a ready summary of the chief truths of God’s Word. Hymns, Bible passages, and parts of the Catechism are memorized to provide a source of comfort, joy, hope, and strength in times of tribulation and a weapon against temptation throughout life.
All secular subjects are taught in the same spirit, namely, to show how God in Heaven has created mankind and has used mankind to serve His purpose. The students are taught to use the gifts that God has given them to the best of their ability in order to serve both God and their fellow man in a God-pleasing manner. In our school, the secular academic subjects are subservient to the Word of God, “that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.” 1 Peter 2:9.
They are used to show our students the wonderful works of God and above all to make them realize the blessing bestowed upon the world by the overwhelming grace of God in Christ Jesus. This knowledge fills them more and more with one great desire, in all humbleness to thank and praise, to serve and obey their God. This is our sincere goal, and with the help of God, we strive to realize this goal.
Our Motivation to Provide
There are many things which call for our time and attention in the work of the Kingdom of God. Not the least of these is what we can and must do for the Christian education of our children and our young people. This is brought out by the words of Christ in John 21:15 and the following verses: “Feed My lambs…Tend My sheep.”