Lakeland College is a private, liberal arts school in Sheboygan County, Wisconsin, close to the town of Plymouth. It was first founded as Missionhaus (Mission House) in 1862 by a group of German immigrants. There is a branch campus in West Allis serving the Milwaukee area. Other learning centers include Central Wisconsin, Chippewa Falls, Fox Cities, Green Bay Madison, Milwaukee, and Sheboygan. Lakeland also runs a large online education program.
Lakeland is a moderately religious institution. The college operates in close relationship with the United Church of Christ. This relationship is most prominent through the master’s program in Christian Theology and the establishment of Mission House Center, an ecumenical program with numerous continuing education options for clergy and laity. Mission House Center also holds theological colloquies on contemporary issues, hosts consultations between the Wisconsin Conference of the United Church of Christ and the Evangelical Church of Westphalia in Germany, and fosters a Clergy in Residence program.