Spiritual Life

Lutheran High School is Christ-centered and believes that each individual student is a unique child of God full of potential.  LHS serves to nurture students’ spiritual growth and prepare them for lives of Christian service.

Students have daily opportunities to grow in this faith as the word of God is proclaimed in a variety of settings. Every Monday and Friday morning, the entire LHS family gathers in the gym for a brief devotion, singing, and prayer. Each Wednesday morning, a pastor or youth worker from a local Lutheran congregation leads a more formal chapel service and shares a message with students and staff. On Tuesday and Thursday, students gather in small groups for devotions and prayer, led by selected juniors and seniors. Every LHS student also completes theology courses to enrich their understanding of the Bible and grow spiritually.

In addition to these formal opportunities to study God’s Word, students and staff also engage in living out their Christian faith in a variety of ways. Teachers start or end class with prayer, teams close practices and games with prayer or singing, and LHS students travel to Lutheran grade schools and lead chapel for their students.  Many LHS students and staff are actively involved in their home congregations as well.

What We Believe

  • The Bible is the true Word of God, without error or contradiction, and is the final authority in all matters of faith and life. (2 Timothy 3:15-17)
  • There is only one true God, who has revealed Himself in three persons (Triune)–God the Father who created us, God the Son (Jesus Christ) who saved us, and God the Holy Spirit who creates and keeps us in the faith. (Matthew 28:19; Romans 5:5-6)
  • All people are conceived and born sinful and are completely incapable of saving themselves from sin and eternal death. (Psalm 51:5; Romans 3:10-12, 23)
  • God the Father, motivated by His unconditional love for us, provided for our salvation through the death and resurrection of His Son, Jesus Christ.  We are saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ alone. (John 3:16, Ephesians 2:8-9)
  • Jesus Christ is true God and true man.  He  suffered and died for the sins of all human beings and rose to life in the ultimate victory over death and Satan.  He now reigns at the right hand of God and will come again to judge the living and the dead.  (John 1:1-3, 14; 1 Timothy 2:5-6; Luke 1:26-38; Hebrews 4:15; Romans 5:6-8; 1 Corinthians 15:12-24; Ephesians 1:20-23; 1 Thessalonians 4:14, 17)
  • Faith in Jesus Christ is created by the Holy Spirit through the means of grace–God’s Word and Sacraments.  Through these means of grace, we receive forgiveness of sins, salvation and eternal life.  (John 6:63; Romans 10:17; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26; Matthew 28:19-20, Matthew 26: 27-28, Titus 3:5)
  • Good works and holy Christian living are the result of faith in Christ, not the cause of faith or salvation. (John 15:5, Ephesians 2:8-10, Hebrews 11:16)
  • Our privilege as Christians is to tell others the good news about Jesus so that they may receive the blessings of God’s Word and Sacraments.  (2 Corinthians 5:15, Matthew 28:19, 1 Timothy 2:4) (Psalm 139; Jonah 3:4-9; Matthew 28:18-20; Mark 16:15; Colossians 4:6)

Lutheran High School is a member of the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod (LCMS), which supports the largest Protestant parochial school system in America.  Schools in the LCMS serve children in early childhood programs through grade 12 in over 2,000 schools nationwide and 3 schools internationally. Additionally, 10 colleges and universities operate to serve post-secondary and graduate students across the nation. 

Read more about the BELIEFS AND PRACTICES OF THE LCMS

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