About Us

Our foyer offers a place to sit and relax

“Being One in Spirit and Purpose”

Philippians 2:2

Facility: St. John Lutheran Church opened the Child Development Center to 39 children from our community, ages 3 years to 6th grade, in August of 1992. The Center operated out of Schuelke Dorm on the Concordia College campus until June 1997, then to the corner of Highway 34 and Columbia for 20 years.

Our current site lies just north of the St. John Church at 1053 N. Columbia, and serves 120+ children, ages 18 months through the 6th grade. The relocation of the Child Development Center in 2016 was a miracle made possible by many generous donors and church members, who gave richly of their time, talent and treasure through the “For the Coming Generations” Capital Campaign.

Ministry: The Child Development Center is a ministry of outreach that has shared the love of Jesus with hundreds of families from 5 surrounding counties throughout the years. Programs include year-round care for toddlers, preschool and school age children.  Our center’s hours are 6:00am to 6:00pm, Monday-Friday.

Programs: We have two toddler rooms, four preschool rooms and also two school-age rooms for before and after-school care and a summer program.

Accreditation: The Child Development Center is accredited by the National Lutheran Schools Association (NLSA).
We offer preferred Christian nurture ministry locally, while impacting globally through our partnership with Concordia University.

Step Up To Quality: St. John Child Development Center participates in the Step Up to Quality Program of Nebraska.  As of March, 2021, our current rating is a Step 4.

Faith: We would be delighted to have you join us for worship and Sunday School…

St. John Lutheran Church, 919 N. Columbia, Seward–402-643-2983

Saturday evening service – 5:30pm

Sunday services:

8:30am – Traditional Worship

10:00am – Sunday School for adults and children

11:00am – Blended Worship