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WHAT WE BELIEVE

 

The canonical books of the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible is the true Word of God, without error or contradiction and is the final authority in all matters of faith and life. (John 20:31, 2 Timothy 3:16-17)


The Confessional Writings of the Evangelical Lutheran Church as contained in the Book of Concord are the true and genuine exposition of the Word of God.

There is only one true God, who reveals himself as Father (Creator), Son (Redeemer), and Holy Spirit (Sanctifier). (Ephesians 4:4-6)

All people are conceived and born sinful. Because of their sin they are subject to eternal death. Man is incapable of saving himself through good works. (Ecclesiastes 7:20, Ephesians 2:1, 1 John 1:8)

Because of the unconditional love and mercy of God the Father, our salvation has been purchased through the death and resurrection of His Son, Jesus Christ. We are saved  by grace through faith in Jesus Christ alone. (John 3:16, John 14:6, Acts 4:12, Colossians 1:13-14, Ephesians 2:8-9)

Faith in Jesus Christ comes by the power of the Holy Spirit as He works through the means of grace – His Word and the Sacraments of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper – through which the blessings and benefits of Jesus’ saving death and resurrection, namely the forgiveness of sins, eternal life, and salvation are offered to us. (Romans 10:17, Titus 3:5, Matthew 26:27-28)

Good works and holy Christian living are the fruit of faith in Christ, not the cause of faith or salvation. (John 15:5, Ephesians 2:8-10)

Christians are called to live for Jesus, compelling us to integrate our faith in all aspects of life.  In service to our Lord, our primary mission is making disciples of every nation by bearing witness to Jesus Christ. (2 Corinthians 5:15, Matthew 28:19, 1 Timothy 2:4)

WHAT WE DO

Monthly Missions

Milwaukee Lutheran believes that teaching about the concept of stewardship is of utmost importance. Therefore, a mission project is identified for each month of the school year. Representatives of the “Mission of the Month” (e.g., Milwaukee Rescue Mission) come to a chapel service and share information with the student body about their organization. On each Friday of the month, a free will offering is then taken in the cafeteria during lunch periods to support that mission. MLHS will end up sending over $5,000 throughout the course of a school year to the various organizations that have been designated as the “Mission of the Month”.

 

Milwaukee Rescue Mission

MLHS students volunteer at the Milwaukee Rescue Mission soup kitchen each Monday. In the kitchen they prepare food for the next day and serve supper to the men, women, and children in need. The students and faculty of Milwaukee Lutheran have proudly served in this capacity for over 10 years, with nearly 400 students having served at the Mission. This is a wonderful opportunity to share your faith through words and actions.

 

Chapel

Chapel is a uniquely special time at Milwaukee Lutheran High School. Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday morning our students and staff gather for an uplifting, Spirit-led chapel service. This is a devotional setting with both formal and informal worship. A variety of pastors, teachers, and students assist with leading chapels. And without a doubt, chapel time is one of our graduates' most cherished memories and something they miss after leaving Milwaukee Lutheran.

On mornings when we do not have chapel, students and faculty members share a devotional thought for the day over the school intercom system.

 

 
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Class of '16, Brennen

"The teachers here love Jesus Christ, and spread his word and pray everyday."

CHRISTIAN WORLDVIEW

Our Christian beliefs and principles permeate everything we do at Milwaukee Lutheran - from our required religion courses and chapel services to our curriculum and co-curricular programs. Administrators, teachers, advisors, and coaches seek opportunities to share the presence and power of Jesus Christ every day at our school. In return, MLHS students are encouraged to stand out and be different because of who they represent as chosen children of God.

Part of our mission statement indicates that we prepare students for life from a “Christian worldview”. This means that our faculty teaches God’s truth found in the Bible. We look at every subject in school – and every topic in life – through God’s perspective. A Christian worldview explains reality and how to live through the lens of the Bible.

What this requires is a sense of humility. Rather than approaching any subject with our point of view as the starting point, we ask ourselves, “what does God have to say about this topic?” That’s hard to do in today’s culture and age of “information.”

Even if the answer is not explicitly discussed or found in the Bible, chances are very good that Christian leaders have expounded upon the topic and have tied their thinking back to the Bible, cross-referencing multiple biblical books, chapters and verses. This follows an essential Lutheran tenet of allowing scripture to interpret scripture, i.e. sola scriptura (Scripture alone).

CHRISTIAN CHARACTER

MLHS offers a Biblically-based curriculum where Christian character and values are not only taught, but emphasized in every area of the school. Each week of the school year has a designated “Christian Character Word for the Week”, which is a word that a person of Christian character would exemplify. The word then serves as a focus for the chapel services for that week, as well as the focus for school, classroom and team devotions. MLHS also believes strongly in the power of prayer, providing opportunity for prayers at the beginning and ending of the school day, at the beginning of classes and during lunch.