The MISSION of Carpenter's Ministry Toolbox is to provide resources to encourage and equip toward more effective education in the church.

Laura Langhoff Arndt is....

...a girl with a mission.  I am a professional educator with over 15 years experience teaching middle and high school students in both public and charter schools.  I have a B.A. in Secondary Education and an M.A. in Classroom Instruction as well as school board leadership and administrative experience. I am also a certified Director of Christian Education (DCE) in the Missouri Synod Lutheran Church (LCMS). 

The majority of my DCE experience has been on a volunteer basis as I am drawn to smaller congregations that cannot afford extra staff.  I love finding resources and equipping and encouraging lay leaders and have always had a passion for education in the church and finding ways to apply current educational research to religious education.

Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”  And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”  Isaiah 6:8


  1. Hi Laura - I was looking on your blog for a link to the Parents & Teachers Trainings you are doing in the near future. Did I miss it? Thanks!

  2. Sorry I missed this! I usually am notified of comments but this one slipped past me. That info is on the regular website but it's a good idea to put a link here too. I'll do that! https://sites.google.com/site/carpenterstoolboxministry/events

  3. I have known Laura since we are selves were in a youth group. I believe all of us still cherish those days, and many of us are still in contact with one another. Laura is a person of devotion and character, and posses a true heart for effective teaching and faith development in the “Church”. She is truly a gifted and talented teacher, author, and overall educator. As you can see from her photo, her smile is truly genuine and kind. I’m certain she would say it’s because Jesus lives in her. Thank you for sharing your gift of insight and sharing these awesome resources! Laura, I wish you much success.
    I recommend her highly.

    Tim Wacker B.O.DW
    Former Youth and Family Minister
    Founder, Program Producer, and Director for The Internet Broadcasting Network (The iB Network)

  4. Laura: I belong to a Missouri synod Lutheran Church in Hartley Iowa and wondered if your posters are still available and how do I go about ordering them? Blessings ! Thank you

    1. Since you are an unknown poster I can only respond here. The posters are available under the posters tab. I don't print them, but can get you the pdf files and instructions on how to have them printed at a very reasonable price.