Why Immanuel?

The right education gives your children an advantage throughout their lives. At Immanuel, education goes beyond backpacks and books. We offer a balanced curriculum blended with caring teachers and Bible-based values.

Immanuel Lutheran Church & School has been a part of the Macomb community for over 160 years. While our ministry is well established, we are always seeking new ways to reach out in love to people who need Jesus.

We have an amazing community of support at our school and are incredibly grateful for the legacy that has been created here. Whether it’s a family whose generations of children have attended Immanuel from the beginning, an adult who was hugely impacted as a child by the compassion and strength found at Immanuel, or our students showing their love of Christ and their teachers, Immanuel is a great place to grow and share the true love and knowledge of Jesus Christ.

Explore our website and discover how Immanuel can provide your child –

  • a Christ-centered education
  • a strong academic foundation
  • a family atmosphere
Mission and Philosophy

Mission and Philosophy

To Know Christ Is to Share His Love

Our mission is to nurture our students spiritually and academically to the highest standards. In partnership with home, school, and church, we strive to develop disciples of Jesus Christ.

We believe God’s Word is the direction for our lives.

“All Scripture is God breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness.” 2 Timothy 3:16

Through God’s word we know we are sinners and can only be saved by Jesus Christ.

“For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 6:23

Therefore, our purpose is to share the Good News of Jesus Christ and to bring students and their families into a living relationship with Him.

“Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.” Matthew 28: 19-20


Immanuel Lutheran Church and School has a long history in the Macomb community. The church began its ministry in 1853. In 1855 the first church building was built on the corner of what is now 21 Mile Road and Romeo Plank Road.

In 1866, the congregation established a school so that the children of the members would receive a Christian education. The same year the first brick church was built on the location where our current chapel now stands. The chapel was rebuilt in 1910 and is now over 100 years old. It stands as a focal point of our community and as a reminder of the past ministry, and now, the future ministry of Immanuel. In 1998, Immanuel dedicated a larger worship facility built between the old church and school which we now call the Worship Center.

In 1961, the two room school house was torn down and a new building with an attached gymnasium was built. Immanuel School remained a small community faith-based school until the 1980’s when Macomb Township began to grow and sub-divisions began to be built on the former farm land that surrounded Immanuel. The combined graded school soon began to hire more teachers, split grades up to single graded classrooms, and expand its facilities. During the 1990’s the growth continued and the school continued to expand. As the 21st century began, Immanuel School made the decision to double each classroom and expand to two classrooms per grade level. The school now has 18 classrooms, a Learning Center, a Media Center, Computer Lab, Art Room, and a high school size gym (Stomps Center).

The current enrollment of Immanuel Lutheran School is over 650 students which includes the preschool (3 and 4’s) and students from Kindergarten through 8th grade.

God has blessed Immanuel Lutheran and has placed it in Macomb County for such a time as this.


Immanuel Lutheran School is accredited by

  • the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (LCMS)
  • the Michigan District of the LCMS
  • the Michigan Association of Non-public Schools (MANS)

National Lutheran School Accreditation (NLSA) encourages and recognizes Lutheran schools that provide quality Christian education and engage in continuous improvement. Immanuel was recently re-accredited in spring 2022.