Lutheran schools matter because Christ crucified for our sins matters. Lutheran schools matter because the teachers in these Lutheran schools, those that are synodically trained, have taken an oath to uphold God's Word and the Lutheran Confessions.
What exactly is that oath, why does that oath matter and how does that bring comfort to students in Lutheran schools and parents that send their children to Lutheran schools?
I discussed those questions in a post back in August. Here are some excerpts from the original post.
As Lutheran school teachers we vowed that we...
The work of Lutheran teachers is crucial. Lutheran teachers cannot be cavalier about the importance of this vocation, God's Word and The Lutheran Confessions.
And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ, so that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes. Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love. - Ephesians 4:11-16
Lutheran schools that possess effective Lutheran educators who understand, value and teach Lutheran theology are why Lutheran schools matter today, this week, and for eternity.