Lutheran schools and early childhood services,
as part of the mission of the Lutheran church,
are communities of worship and service,
sharing and living the good news of Jesus Christ.
Growing deep: Our foundation
Staff and student devotions are part of the regular program of Lutheran education and involve all students and staff in different ways.
Staff begin the day together around God’s word in staff devotions. This is a special time where staff come together to share, celebrate and pray about the joys and challenges of community life. It is an informal time that may occur in the staffroom or classrooms usually at the beginning of a day. Staff devotions may involve reading a Bible verse or story, viewing a video, reflection, praying and sharing. Each school or ECS will have their own ways of conducting and involving staff in devotions.
Teachers in early childhood, primary and secondary schools lead and involve students in devotions. Class devotions will vary in format from teacher to teacher, but play an integral part in class life. Devotions are age appropriate and may involve reading or viewing a Bible story or verses, singing and praying. Teachers are encouraged to create a worship space and altar for class devotions. Some primary classrooms may have a class altar. On the altar may be a cross, candles, a Bible (appropriate for the year level). Student artwork may surround the altar to show that this is a special space. Rituals such as the lighting of candles signify that this is a special time. Class worship should take 10-15 mins.
The eLibrary has further information and resources
Resources for staff and personal devotions
The Fuelcast An inspirational discipleship video every weekday of the year.
Sacred space provides a daily prayer reflection for each day
Bible gateway provides an extensive list