Sixty years ago, LSSES was established by a small group of concerned Lutheran parents who wanted better options for their children with special needs. Today LSSES is a proven leader in providing quality Christian special education throughout southeastern Wisconsin to over 300 children annually. LSSES began as one classroom serving 12 students, being owned and operated by the then Concordia College. In 1986, it became an independent Recognized Service Organization (RSO) of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. In May 2017, LSSES purchased a building in Hales Corners, where the administrative offices and stand-alone classrooms are now located. This is the first time we have ever had a facility of our very own.
Beginning the new school year in LSSES new facility they have more than doubled their size. They now operate four elementary stand-alone classrooms, a high school program, a resource room program in Milwaukee, teacher consultant services, art therapy, and teacher resources and workshops.
Changing the Life of a Student
Students in our programs come from a variety of educational settings throughout the area (Lutheran, Catholic, public, charter, etc.) and seek our services for a variety of reasons: finding that their current school can’t serve their needs, desiring value-based education, failing classes or being asked to leave their current school, or just needing a change. They have a variety of learning challenges that hinder their success, including Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Learning Disabled (LD), Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), autism, and variety of emotional issues. We consider LSSES to be more of a “specialty” school which offers a curriculum that addresses the whole child – academically, socially, and spiritually – meeting each child where they are in life. As a Christian organization we provide an opportunity for lives to be touched by the Holy Spirit through daily devotions, religion classes, and personal witness. LSSES makes a difference in the lives of the children and families we serve not just for today and tomorrow, but for eternity!
Our classroom theme for the 2018-19 school year is “Soar like eagles” in reference to Isaiah 40:31 where we are encouraged to find our strength through Christ. We want our children to be able to rise above their weaknesses and disabilities and let their hope in Christ be the wind beneath their wings. Our faculty and staff can offer this hope to our students every day. Having a new facility allows us to share this hope with so many more kids and families!
LSSES has a wish list of items the new facility needs to operate as a school. If you wish to donate, please contact Dianna Bonfield at email@example.com or call 847-287-6624 to find out what is needed.
The course starts Monday, September 10! Registration is required.
No other person has impacted human history like Jesus. No other person has lived like Jesus, made claims like Jesus or performed miracles like Jesus. No other person has been followed in the past or present like Jesus. No other person has been more misunderstood than Jesus! This begs the question, who is Jesus really?
Beginning with Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount, this course will be an Investigation of Jesus, letting Jesus interpret Himself and scripture. Too often our understanding of Jesus comes from the doctrine and theology that we were taught and Christians, all reading the same Bible, come up with so many differing and conflicting views of Jesus and what the will of God is.
So who is Jesus really? This course will....
The instructor is Tim Hetzner, President / CEO of Lutheran Church Charities. Tim has been teaching in-depth Bible Studies for over 35 years. His textbook is the Bible! This course is non-denominational - as Jesus was!
This course is open to all people regardless of their faith background, or lack of.
It will be taught three times live on Mondays but will also be available on the internet for those registered
As the ministries and services of Lutheran Church Charities (LCC) have expanded, so have the number of events and trainings where we serve food. We recently launched a new Food Service Ministry. This ministry is a supportive service run by volunteers to plan and execute food service for events.
With the reorganization of the kitchen, we reviewed our ongoing needs. It was determined that we need an ice machine. We currently purchase anywhere from 2-5 20 lbs. bags of ice for each of our 30-50 events.
Due to the increasing number of events at LCC where we serve meals or cold beverages, we are looking for a donation of an under the counter ice machine or an ice machine that stands alone on the floor.
If you have or know of a church, school, bar, or other business that would be able to donate an ice machine to LCC, please contact 866-455-6466 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
One member of an LCMS church who is impressed by Chris's service and dedication offered to donate $11,000 to the SMP if someone could match her gift. Hopefully, from now until September 2018, we can find gifts to match 1 to 1, or 2 to 1, in smaller gift giving totals that can surpass that.
Please prayerfully consider donating generously to help Salam raise a total of $20,000 for seminary for the first two years.
Rev. Hesham Shehab
Salam Christian Fellowship