Mission Statement

NELHS exists to assist parents and congregations by providing Christian training in the skills and values necessary for loyal service to Jesus Christ for time and eternity.


Philosophy

Nebraska Evangelical Lutheran High School, owned and operated by an association of congregations of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod, is founded on these eternal truths as revealed in God’s inerrant Word:
1.    The Holy Scriptures are God’s Word and are inspired, inerrant, infallible, and supreme in all matters in which they treat  (II Peter 1:21; II Timothy 3:16; John 17:17; John 10:35).
2.    There is only one True God—Father, Son and Holy Spirit; he reveals himself in the Holy Scriptures (I Timothy 2:5; Matthew 3:16,17; Matthew 28:19).
3.    God created all things in six normal days and created man as the crown of the creation (Genesis 1; Psalm 8:4-8).
4.    Man’s fall into sin has corrupted the nature of every human being, making all guilty of sin and therefore subject to damnation  (Isaiah 64:6; Romans 3:19,23; Romans 5:12,16; Romans 6:23).
5.    God through his grace, love and mercy sent his only Son, Jesus, to suffer and die to pay for all people’s sins  (John 3:16; Romans 5:6-8; I John 2:2).
6.    All who, through the work of the Holy Spirit, believe that Jesus is their Savior receive forgiveness of sins, life and salvation (Romans 5:1; Romans 8:1; Titus 3:4-7).
7.    As believers in Jesus, Christians will strive to show their love to God by using their gifts and talents to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  They will also help their fellow Christians and all men in every way that is consistent with God’s Word  (Matthew 25:31-46; Matthew 28:19; Psalm 51:10-13,15; II Corinthians 5:14,15).
8.    The Lord gave parents the primary responsibility for the Christian training of their children (Deuteronomy 6:7-9; Ephesians 6:4). Yet we as Christians need to continually grow in the faith (Proverbs 2:1-6).
9.    The Lord also gave to his church, and hence to each Christian congregation, the responsibility to train its children according to the Scriptures (Matthew 28:20; John 21:15-17; Ephesians 4:11-16). To this end, congregations have formed the Nebraska Evangelical Lutheran High School Association (Proverbs 2:6).
10.    A congregation calls pastors and teachers to function in its midst as ministers of the Word of God (I Corinthians 12:28-29; Ephesians 4:11,12).

Objectives

The eternal truths stated previously are the foundation of Nebraska Evangelical Lutheran High School, its curriculum, and all of its activities.  Through its Christian education program, our school strives to provide faithfully for the eternal welfare of each child and to guide him/her in the maximum development in the spiritual, physical and mental abilities given by God.  Thus the objectives of Nebraska Evangelical Lutheran High School are the following:
1.    To nurture and strengthen the faith of each student;
2.    To provide systematic and thorough instruction in God’s Word;
3.    To teach all secular subjects in the light of God’s Word;
4.    To strive for excellence in teaching the selected secondary curriculum;
5.    To provide students with a Christian school community in which God’s Word rules supreme;
6.    To give students an opportunity to live their faith in daily Christian fellowship;
7.    To provide a rich devotional life centered in God’s Word;
8.    To support Christian parenthood and home life which are the basis of human society;
9.    To provide dormitory facilities for those in need of these services;
10.    To teach the students to use their time, talents and treasures to glorify God in a life of faithful service,
      including service in the preaching and teaching ministry.
11.    To encourage students to live as obedient citizens of their country; and
12.    To strengthen the congregation and the church-at-large through the training of their future members