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School Resources

Salary Guidelines

This document contains guidelines for determining salaries for most professional church worker positions (scroll through the document to find the appropriate position). Please use this sheet to help calculate salaries. 


If you are looking for help in determining salaries for other positions, you might try


Commissioned Minister Candidate Requests 


Schools intending to call LCMS candidates can use the Commissioned Minister Candidate Request Website.  The site includes the request form and a CUS Institutions Contact List as well as a checklist to use and other important information for calling candidates. When you are ready to extend a Call, please contact Shelly Alba ( to download the Call Document.


Contact Information


LCMS School Ministry Director: Rebecca Schmidt (

School Ministry Contact Information: 888-843-5267 (888-THE-LCMS) or email at


National Lutheran Schools Accreditation (NLSA)


National Lutheran School Accreditation (NLSA) serves as the accrediting body for Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod schools across the United States and the world. NLSA has been accrediting schools in the LCMS since 1978, and accreditation decisions have always been based upon a school’s compliance with national standards for Lutheran schools that reflect the essential qualities that are expected of Lutheran schools.


CNH District Accreditation Commissioner: Joel Wahlers, CNH District Office 

School Leadership Development (SLED)


Since 1996, The Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod has conducted School Leadership Recruitment and Training processes through the School Leadership Development Project (SLED). Its purpose is “To identify and recruit thirty leadership participants serving in Lutheran schools and train them through two national SLED events conducted by LCMS School Ministry.” As a result, nearly 400 potential administrative candidates have been prepared for leadership in Lutheran schools.


Lutheran School Consulting Service

The purpose of Lutheran School Consulting Services (LSCS) is to strengthen and revitalize Lutheran schools so God’s children are well served and His kingdom expanded. LSCS focuses on the school and its ministry. As schools are strengthened, so are congregations and their ministries.

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