St. Paul Lutheran School is a ministry of St. Paul Lutheran Church, with which it shares a campus, facilities and several staff members. Being a ministry of a church means that the church supports the school in prayer, in shared vision and in financial support. In addition, it means that the governing authority for the school ministry lies with the church through an appointed School Board (officially known as The Board of Christian Day School).
The church shows its connection to the school ministry very directly through aspects of the congregations stated Strategic Direction and Vision. Note the sections included below for specific school and church connection.
Select passages from: THE STRATEGIC DIRECTION OF ST. PAUL LUTHERAN CHURCH AND SCHOOL
THE STUDENTS OF ST PAUL TRANSFORM THE COMMUNITY WITH GRACE
St. Paul will continue to strengthen the school for excellence in education in order to connect people to Christ. God uses St. Paul to reach beyond its membership into the community with significant investment of care and compassion into the lives of families and children in the school. Over time God will use the graduates of St. Paul Lutheran School to transform Lakeland and all the world. The staff of the church and school are growing together and strengthening each other to be missionaries all who come in contact with the school in every way possible.
St. Paul Lutheran Church and School is making a significant contribution to the Lakeland community by providing a high quality Christian education that serves an ever growing and diverse number of families. The church and school community are increasing their capacity to live as missionaries and servant leaders and fully utilize their God-given strengths.
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"By far, the faculty member who has been a blessing to me the most is Mrs. Pahl. Mrs. Pahl has been a blessing to me in so many ways, like offering emotional support when I needed it most, and even praying with me when it seemed that there was no hope. She has helped me overcome so much, and I thank God that she taught me so much more than just social studies."
7 th Grade Student