Philosophy of Ministry

Our world is changing, sometimes much faster and with bigger consequences than we could have imagined even a few years ago. It’s a tremendous blessing to be able to cling to God and His unchanging Word. A Christian school, such as St. Peter’s Lutheran in Richmond, is able to make God’s Word the foundation of all that is done and taught.

As parents, it’s our responsibility to “…train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.” (Proverbs 22:6).  We want our children to grow up knowing Jesus as their Savior, so that they may live a God-pleasing life on this earth and finally have eternal life in heaven.

Teachers partner with parents to  encourage positive associations with the Church and its leaders.  Each child is offered skills of how to begin and nurture friendships with each other and a healthy, responsible respect for all adults.

  • We teach Christ in ALL things: Curriculum, Play and Relationships
  • We use a balance of Law and Gospel in managing student behavior
  • Students participate and lead age-appropriate weekly Chapel services
  • We support monthly mission projects

Philosophy of Lutheran Christian Education

St. Peter’s believes that true wisdom can only be found in Jesus Christ.  Therefore, we strive to provide the highest quality instruction in all subjects, teaching them with a Christ-centered focus.  Through the working of the Holy Spirit, each child is prepared for life on earth and for eternity.

 “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; all who follow His precepts have good understanding.  To Him belongs eternal praise.”  (Psalm 111:10)


St. Peter’s Lutheran School will provide educational experiences to enable our students, through God’s guidance, to:

  • Recognize their importance and worth as children of God.
  • Know God’s forgiveness through Jesus Christ.
  • Grow in love and faith toward God.
  • Develop Christ-centered values and habits.
  • Grow in love and service toward others.
  • Share the Good News of Jesus Christ with others.
  • Develop skills in language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, music, art, physical education, and technology.
  • Become responsible citizens in this world.