Scripture clearly provides for us the central purpose for our schools in Proverbs 22:6, which says, “Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.” This command has been given to parents because it is the primary responsibility of the parent to provide for the Christian upbringing of their children. It is also the responsibility of the Christian congregation at Heritage Lutheran Church to provide assistance to parents in this important role.
Therefore, the purpose of Heritage Lutheran Preschool is to assist, not to replace, parents with that God-given responsibility of Christian education. This school will be another means to accomplish our congregation’s God-given commission to make disciples for Jesus Christ. Our congregation seeks to nurture and build up those already claimed by our Lord and share the saving Gospel message with those children and families who do not yet know their Savior.
To this end, we intend to provide a Christ-centered learning environment that strives to meet the spiritual, social, emotional, physical and intellectual needs of young children in a developmentally appropriate manner.
Heritage Lutheran Church & School is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELS), which is headquartered on the campus of Bethany Lutheran College and Theological Seminary in Mankato, MN.