All Smiles? Why not?

Posted on Jan 19, 2020 by Mark Muehl - Christian Leadership

While this photo doesn’t include Jenny and Lynn or the gang at BIG, I’m sure their smiles would also be present as we consider the joy of working together even as we face the challenges in front of us.

As this new year is well underway, it comes with opportunities. Opportunities in terms of relationships with school boards. Opportunities happening at the state legislative level. Opportunities to share the value of a Lutheran education. Opportunities to garner new support for our work with TLSP.

However, there is no doubt that as the leader of this TLSP endeavor, I’m most thankful and aware of the opportunities God has given in allowing us to work together for the good of Lutheran schools. It’s not an accident that Jon in his knowledge and experience with fundraising is leading the efforts of our scholarship granting organization ( and our new efforts to raise money for TLSP.

It’s not an accident that as schools are challenged with an almost overwhelming amount of data, programs and social change that Alicia is guiding, informing and gathering our school leaders into opportunities to wrestle together to determine answers and courses of action.

Jenny and Lynn? They keep us looking good with their eyes for details and their strong work ethic. It’s a joy to work as a team.

It’s amazing how often these words from Paul ring in my head as I think of our TLSP staff- “I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy, because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now.” (Philippians 1:3-5)

While your prayers for our school ministries and TLSP are treasured, you will soon be asked to consider a new opportunity of support. Stay tuned!