Why Host Festivals, Tournaments, Conferences, etc. at SPLS?

Today almost 500 students will participate in the Lutheran Schools Music Festival here on campus. Hosting this event again has been a huge undertaking for leaders on campus and for volunteers like Mrs. Denise Bates.

And it would be appropriate to ask why we would volunteer for this and put people through such stressful and time consuming work?

For many of you, the “brand” of our school is not terribly meaningful. You may not have enrolled because the word Lutheran is on our logo. In fact, perhaps you had to overcome the fear of the unknown and enroll in spite of knowing little about our denomination and our schools.

But we are part of a system of over 800 elementary schools nationwide. And while we are geographically distant from many of them (lots of Lutheran schools in the Midwest!), we are still connected by our common mission.

And even though there is no top down leadership like our Catholic brothers and sisters experience, we still choose to do things together. And since there is no one to tell schools “You must host this event” we do it voluntarily.

We do it to give opportunities to our students and to students from as far away as Peachtree City, GA and Boca Raton, FL. We love being part of this system of Christ-centered, Biblically-based, church operated schools and want to see our school and all Lutheran schools flourish. We want the choice of our unique schools to be available to as many children and families as possible. And so we proudly and excitedly serve the schools of the Florida-Georgia District of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.

In His Children’s Service, Robert C. Boyd

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