2022 Foundations of Faith Development Seminar


Foundations of Faith Development Seminars
August 11, 2022 - St. John Lutheran Church & Preschool, Dublin, Ohio

August 12, 2022 - The Ohio District LCMS office, North Olmsted, Ohio

Dear Pastors, Principals, and Early Childhood Administrators,

At the request of early childhood administrators and pastors, the Early Childhood Advisory Cabinet has developed Foundations of Faith Development. This seminar supports early childhood educators who are not members of Lutheran Churches, who are teaching in a Christian school setting for the first time, or who need or want a refresher class in these areas. The curriculum is designed for preschool and kindergarten teachers and administrators; registration is open to any teachers and administrators who want to attend.

The purposes of this class are to:

  • Discuss the added dimensions of mission and ministry to traditional teaching/administration roles
  • Share an overview of Lutheran doctrine
  • Add information about faith development to early childhood educators’ knowledge of other aspects of child development
  • Provide a framework and ideas for teaching Bible stories and incorporating faith development throughout the day
  • Build a network of support for participants

The seminar will be offered at two sites this August meeting from 9:00 am – 3:30 pm.

                        Thursday, August 11                       St. John Christian Preschool, Dublin

                        Friday, August 12                             Ohio District Office, North Olmsted

How can you help?

  • As a ministry team, discuss how educators at your school could benefit from this seminar, and identify possible participants. Consider this seminar for a team-building event for your whole early childhood staff if staff members have not participated in it in the past.
  • Be flexible with schedules so educators can attend the class.
  • Pay the fee which covers the class, lunch, and all handouts and learning materials.

If you have questions, please let us know. We look forward to having your staff members participate in this seminar.

In service to Jesus and His children,

Kevin Creutz, Superintendent of Schools, Ohio District, LCMS

Laurie Schneider, Presenter, Early Childhood Consultant, Ohio District, LCMS

Bonnie Stottlemyer, Presenter, EC Director, St. John Christian Preschool, Dublin


CLICK HERE for the Agenda.

CLICK HERE for the Registration Form.