Discover Northdale Lutheran
Northdale Lutheran School has been serving the educational needs of the community since 2000 and we are part of the fourth largest private/parochial school system in the United States, the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS)
 
The academic and faith-filled environment we provide for children simply cannot be found in our public school systems and we provide it at a competitive cost. We provide full-day kindergarten through Grade 8.  The students at NLS graduate with a solid academic foundation that prepares them well for high school and beyond. A Christian education in a Lutheran school is a proven path to academic success.
 
Our skilled teaching staff provides our students with a comprehensive, high-quality education in a multi-grade setting with small class sizes, with various extra-curricular opportunities available. An after-school care program is also available.

 
    What are Northdale Lutheran teachers like?
  • Teachers at Northdale Lutheran School along with all other WELS educators hold to these foundational beliefs:

    • God’s teachings in the Bible are the foundation of every point of view, action, and product in Lutheran schools.
    • Christ’s love compels all Christians, adults and children, to serve as he did.
    • High quality Christian education is an expression of our desire to do all things to the glory of God.
    • High quality Christian education is an integral part of making Christian disciples of young children and of reaching out into the community with the Gospel.
    • High quality Christian education is an expression of the good stewardship of the blessings which God has graciously given us.
    • High quality Christian education is solely a blessing from our gracious God.

    Our teachers are educated at Martin Luther College in New Ulm, MN and graduate with a bachelor's degree in education. Our teachers also continue their education through a variety of methods and are life-long learners. Our teachers will work hard to meet the educational needs of our students.
    What role do students' parents have at Northdale Lutheran?
  • Our Lord gives to parents the primary responsibility for the nurture of their children.  The school staff are partners with the parents in nurturing each child spiritually, academically, socially, and physically to be a faithful disciple of Jesus here and in eternity.

    For this partnership to succeed, a commitment must exist between Parent and Teacher that will work together to see to it your child's spiritual, academic, social, and physical well-being are cared for in the best possible way.

    At Northdale Lutheran School we feel strongly that communication is key.  We're commited to having an open line of communication, whether it's through e-mail, text messages, phone calls, or personal conferences.
    What is a Lutheran?
  • Even though the Lutheran Church, worldwide, is the second largest Christian church (the Roman Catholic is the largest), we recognize that the Lutheran church is not that well known in Central Florida. Therefore, we are happy to share this brief overview of the Lutheran faith.

    First and foremost, we are a Christian church. Although we are named after Martin Luther (1483-1546), there is really no such thing as a “Lutheran” doctrine. Luther’s contribution was not to formulate new teachings or beliefs but simply to return to the teachings of the early Christian Church as recorded for us in the Bible. We might summarize it this way: “All Lutheran teachings are Christian teachings and all Christian teachings are Lutheran teachings.”

    What do we believe?
    • That Jesus Christ is true God from all eternity and also true man since the time he was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary.
    • That Jesus, as both true God and true man, lived a sinless life and then died a death he did not deserve (crucifixion) to pay for our sins so that we might be rescued from the eternal punishment of hell and enjoy the perfect happiness of heaven.
    • That we receive this forgiveness as a gift of God through faith (trusting in Jesus as our Savior).
    • That our love for this gift of forgiveness, won by Jesus, will prompt us to do good works as expressed in the Ten Commandments.
    • That the mission of the church is to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with the entire world.
    • That baptism is a sacrament through which the Holy Spirit conveys the gift of faith and forgiveness, even to infants.
    • That the Lord’s Supper is a sacrament in which, together with the bread and wine, we receive the true body and the true blood of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
    • That confession, repentance, and good works are the proofs that a person has genuine love and faith for Jesus in his heart.
    • That Jesus, by removing our sins, has also removed God’s anger against us.
    • That, through Jesus, we can now pray directly to God with our prayers of petition, repentance, and praise. We firmly believe that our heavenly Father hears our prayers and, according to his perfect knowledge, answers them in the time and manner that is best for us.
    • That when a person comes to faith in Jesus Christ as his/her Savior, all former sins are not only forgiven, they are forgotten.
    What is a church service like at Northdale Lutheran?
  • If you come to one of our worship services, you will see us do the following things:

    • We will open our service in the Name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
    • As a congregation, we will confess our sins to God and hear that our sins have been forgiven in Christ.
    • We will read and explain sections from the Bible (the gospel and epistle reading for that Sunday).
    • We will confess together our Christian faith according to the words of either the Apostles’ or Nicene Creed.
    • We will apply the truths of God Word to our daily lives through a sermon.
    • We will pray together the Lord’s Prayer.
    • We will offer our “first fruits” (our offering) to the Lord.
    • We will praise the Lord with hymns.
    • We will close the service with the blessing.

    For a first hand view of one of our services, check out our services on YouTube where they are streamed live and archived. Go now >
    Do all Lutherans believe the same thing?
  • The Lutheran church is divided into three main groups or synods. Even though we still have a common name (Lutheran), we no longer have common beliefs. We are a “conservative” Lutheran church in the sense that we still believe that the Bible is the unerring Word of God, that it is the responsibility of the church to teach the Bible, and it is our responsibility to live according to it.