Our gracious Lord continues to bless the ministry of the English District of The Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod by providing dedicated and talented professional and volunteer teachers in child, youth, adult, and family ministry areas. These servants of the Lord exercise their abilities in many creative and unique ways in the Christian nurture of God's people. The Lumen Christi award is presented annually to publicly recognize the service of teachers, to further promote and encourage all professional and volunteer teachers, and to recognize the use of their talents and abilities in service to our Lord.
All nominations are to be submitted on the webform (see link below) no later than February 15, 2016. If desired, a pdf of the form can be printed and mailed to the English District office. The award winners will be selected and the actual awards will be presented to the two district educators of the year before their congregations on one Sunday during spring. All who are nominated will receive a letter of congratulations for having been considered worthy.
The criteria established for the Lumen Christi Award are stated as follows:
- Very Committed to Ministry and Mission,
- Highly Dedicated to Parish,
- Readily Witnesses to Christ, a Spiritual Example, and
- A Particularly Effective Educator.
Professional Staff: Any full-time or part-time educator that has worked for a congregation, school or ministry of the English District during the current school year. Includes principals, preschool and child care directors, and Directors of Christian Education as well as all teachers.
Congregational Volunteer Educator: Any English District church member that has voluntarily taken on responsibility for teaching or administration on behalf of one of his or her congregation's programs of Christian education during the past year.
To access the Lumen Christi forms click on the appropriate link below:
Mail pdf nomination forms to:
English District LCMS
33100 Freedom Road
Farmington, MI 48336-4030