Mission & Values

Learning today . . .   Leading tomorrow

Our Mission

St. Peter Lutheran School assists parents in the training of their children through Christ - centered teaching and excellence in academics. 

Our Vision

St. Peter Lutheran School is  a mission center helping  students and families become Christ-followers who grow into a life of full devotion to Christ.  

Who is St. Peter Lutheran School and Preschool?

St. Peter Lutheran School is operated by St. Peter Lutheran Church which is a Christian church that is affiliated with the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod.  We are part of a conservative, Bible focused, and Christ following denomination.  Through the support of the church, we provide a biblical worldview in education where all instruction is rooted in what God tells us in the Bible.  It is the mission of the church to  "go and make disciples of all nations" and so it is through the school the church is reaching this mission.  We accept families from all faiths and backgrounds, whether Christian or not.  

What are the beliefs of St. Peter Lutheran School, Preschool, and Church

The most important is we believe there is a God, He created everything visible and invisible, the heavens and the earth, and all things in them (Colossians 1:15-17).  He is sovereign over all things.  We believe He is an active God who works in all things and controls all things.  We believe there is one True God consisting of three distinct persons called the Trinity, the Father, the Son (Jesus), and the Holy Spirit in one divine being.  
(Matthew 3:16-17;  Luke 1:35;  2 Corinthians 13:14;  Matthew 28:19)


God is love.  He created the wonders of this earth and heavens and has put up with man's constant disobedience.  He has made covenants and promises with His people and even though we continue to fail on keeping His commandments, He has loved us to the point of sending His Son, Jesus, to pay the price for our sins so we can live with Him in heaven for eternity.  
(John 3:16; Psalm 86:5; Romans 5:8; 1 John 4:8  and 16; 2 Samuel 7:22)

The Bible

We believe that the Bible is the inspired, inerrant word of God.  The Bible was written by man but guided by God's Spirit to write the books that are contained in the Bible as we have it today.  Since God led the writers to write the books of the Bible, we believe the Bible contains no errors or contradictions, but that they are in all their parts and words the infallible truth.  From Genesis to Revelation, the Bible is the story of God.  The teachings of Holy Scripture are true and directly from God.
(2 Peter 1: 20-21; 2 Timothy 3:16; Romans 15:4; 1 Corinthians 14:37; Revelation 22: 18-19)


We believe that the account of creation in Genesis speaks to God creating all things in 6 days.  The Genesis account speaks to "evening" and "morning" making up a day.  There is no mention of an evening or morning being any different length of time than what we know today and so we believe that God created everything in 6 twenty-four hour days.  Based on the genealogy of the Bible, we believe that the earth is a young earth, around 6,000 years old.  
(Genesis 1:3-5; Exodus 20:8-11) 


God created a perfect world without sin.  Sin entered the world through Adam and Eve's disobedience to God's command not to eat from the tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil.  The sin of Adam and Eve brought the curse of sin into the world and all of creation is destined to die.  This rebellion against God was the first "sin" which was the cause of death and decay entering all of of creation.  We believe that "all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God".  There is no person who is deserving of going to heaven on their own merit.  The original sin was mankind wanting to be God.  Adam and Eve wanted to know good and evil as God did.  They wanted to be in control of their lives.
(Genesis 3:1-20; Romans 5:12-15; 2 Corinthians 5:21; 1 John 1:7-9; Galatians 5:19-21) 


Jesus is the only Son of God the Father and gave his life on the cross as the remedy to sin.  It is through the shedding of His blood, Jesus Christ, that we receive forgiveness of our sins if we believe that Jesus is Lord and God raised him from the dead.  
(John 3:16-17; 1 John 2:2; Romans 5:8; John 14:6; Philippians 2:6-8, Mark 10:45, Isaiah 53:1-12) 


God is the Creator of all life.  He is the one who has the right to decide when life begins and when it ends.  We believe life begins in the womb.  God puts value in all life regardless of how us humans may think.  
(Genesis 2:7; Matthew 10:29; Psalm 139:13-18; Romans 12:19; Matthew 5:21; Romans 13:4; James 1:27; Matthew 25:37-40; Luke 1:41; Jeremiah 1:5; Exodus 21:22-24) 


We believe that God created male and female in His image.  Since God is Sovereign and the Creator of all things, it is He and only He who defines mankind.  He has a plan for each and every person and has created us in our mothers womb to be who He wants us to be.  We support our birth gender.  
(Genesis 1:26-27; Psalm 139:13-14) 


God created Adam first and saw there was no appropriate mate for him, so God created Eve from a rib taken from Adam.  God's plan was to have them be fruitful and multiply.  God instituted Holy matrimony with Adam and Eve to be joined together for life as husband and wife.  We are to follow God's laws and commands and so we see God permitting marriage as between a man and a woman.  We do not support any form of homosexuality.  We believe that God's command is that there be no sexual intimacy outside of or apart from marriage between a man and a woman.
(Genesis 2:18, 23-24; Matthew 19:4-6; Leviticus 18:22, 24, 20:13; 1 Corinthians 6:9-10; 1 Timothy 1:9-10; Romans 1:26-32) 

Do I need to believe these things in order to attend St. Peter Lutheran School or Preschool?

You do not need to believe these things in order for your child to attend St. Peter Lutheran School and Preschool, however, these beliefs are what we teach and the foundation of our education system.  We believe it is clear that God has provided His Word in the Bible to teach us about His love for humanity and His plan for salvation for mankind. He has commanded us to share the Gospel with those we come into contact with.  We will show love and respect for all God's creation as we educate the children here at school using these beliefs as our guiding principles.  
(2 Timothy 2:15; Psalm 119:160; Ephesians 1:13-14)