ABOUT OUR SCHOOL
MISSION & VISION
St. Michael Lutheran School and Christ for Kids Preschool/Childcare Center is a ministry in partnership with parents to nurture each child to attain their God-given abilities by providing a quality education and growing their faith through God’s Word, creating Mighty Messengers for Christ.
We are dedicated to providing children with an education that:
- Ensures that Christ is the foundation of the school ministry
- Provides enriching learning experiences
- Builds compassionate relationships in the classroom, the school, and the greater community
- Openly embraces all members of the community regardless of faith affiliation
STATEMENT OF FAITH
As Lutherans, we subscribe to the Lutheran Confessions because they agree with the Bible. They include the creeds of the Christian Church, namely; the Nicene, Apostles’, and Athanasian – all of which confess God as Father, Son and Holy Spirit, and Jesus Christ as the only Lord and Savior. The Holy Scriptures are the basis and authority for all matters of faith and life and are the inspired and inerrant Word of God. The Bible teaches that Jesus Christ is both true God and true man, who was virgin born, and who suffered, died and rose again for our justification. We believe that we are saved by grace through faith in Jesus’ death and resurrection for us. The Holy Spirit leads us to confess Jesus Christ as our Lord and nourishes us in this faith relationship through the Word and the Sacraments of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper. The Christian life is a daily relationship with God of repentance, faith, and forgiveness, empowering us to serve God in our daily life by caring for one another and for the world around us.
St. Michael Lutheran School and Christ for Kids Childcare Center are ministries of St. Michael Lutheran Church which understands its God-given mission as making disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ by both building up existing believers in the faith and reaching out to unbelievers with the good news of the Gospel.
We believe that the Bible is the inspired and infallible Word of God that is the final authority concerning truth, morality, and ethics. Therefore we believe, as the Bible teaches, that all human life is a sacred gift from God from the time of conception until natural death and should be defended, protected, and nurtured. Likewise, as the Bible plainly reveals, God’s design for marriage and the family is based upon the lifelong one-flesh union of a man and woman. St. Michael Lutheran School affirms the clear teaching of Jesus that God makes people either male or female (Mark 10:6). Ever since God’s once perfect creation was corrupted by the fall into sin, there have been instances of gender ambiguity and gender identity confusion. But because this is not God’s will or intention, such conditions should neither be encouraged or promoted but addressed in love and with respect for God’s binary design for those whom He has created in His own image (Genesis 1:27). These and other Biblical truths inform our doctrine and practice for both St. Michael Lutheran Church and School.
SMLS is open to any family regardless of church affiliation, and we admit students of any race, color, or national and ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to all students at the school. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national, or ethnic origin in the administration of our educational or admission policies. St. Michael Lutheran Church and its affiliated agencies are open and accept all people consistent with the clear teachings of Scripture. Scripture teaches that we are all sinful by nature and are in need of the salvation that comes only through faith in Jesus Christ. Correspondingly, St. Michael does not discriminate on the basis of one’s sinful condition, even though it does not and cannot condone sinful behavior.
St. Michael Lutheran School holds to a high standard of education. We are accredited through National Lutheran Schools Accreditation (NLSA), the Michigan Non-Public Schools Accrediting Association (MNSAA), and the National Federation of Nonpublic School State Accrediting Assocations (NFNSSAA).