Church Relations

Why a Lutheran College? Texas Lutheran University serves the church and the world by sending out students who are not only well educated, but also who are more likely to give of themselves for their churches and communities.

Texas Lutheran University, a ministry of the congregations of the Southwestern Texas, Texas-Louisiana Gulf Coast and Northern Texas-Northern Louisiana Synods of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, is a community of learning and a community of faith.

College Bound Workshop: Understanding College Admissions & Financial Aid

A workshop for high school students and their parents.

2015 Workshop Offerings

  • February 15 at Preston Meadow Lutheran Church, Plano, 2-4 p.m.
  • February 22 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Victoria, 2-4 p.m. 
  • March 8 at Christ Lutheran Church, Georgetown, 2-4 p.m. 
  • March 15 at Christ Lutheran Church of Alamo Heights, San Antonio, 2-4 p.m. 
  • March 22 at Kinsmen Lutheran Church, Houston, 2-4 p.m.

Workshop Topics

  • How do I search for the school that is right for me?
  • How do I fill out a strong college application?
  • How does Financial Aid work and what is the FAFSA?
  • Can you give me some tips on the Do’s and Don’ts of this process?
  • Plus time for your individual questions.

Our Presenter

Tom Oliver is an “insider” to the college admissions process having spent 25 years in Admissions work for several schools – SMU, Southwestern, TCU and Trinity. He is currently Vice President for Enrollment Services at Texas Lutheran University. His workshop is offered free of charge as a service to our partner congregations.

Registration Information

This workshop is offered by the Center for Servant Leadership at Texas Lutheran University (Pastor Stanley J. Meyer, Director of Church Relations) as a service to congregations. There is no registration fee. The workshop is open to all. Walk-ins are welcome. To guarantee a space, however, you may sign up in advance by contacting the Center for Servant Leadership at rhruza@tlu.edu or 830-372-8160.

Why a Lutheran College? 

It makes a difference where you go to college!

The Comparative Alumni Research, conducted on behalf of the Lutheran Educational Conference in North America, which tracked changes between 1970-1989 grads and 1990-2000 grads, demonstrates how Lutheran Colleges continue to make an increasing difference in the lives of students, more so than flagship public institutions.

Faith
Lutheran college alumni are more likely than public flagship alumni to report having faith and morality discussions integrated into their education. In addition, they are more likely to have been involved in church-related activities. This involvement seems to have translated into their current lives.

Effectiveness
Now more than ever, Lutheran colleges offer more opportunities for leadership, mentoring, teamwork, and volunteerism.

Rigor
Lutheran college alumni report a growing involvement with faculty in and out of the classroom. In addition, Lutheran college alumni are more likely than their public flagship counterparts to report that they benefited from quality, teaching-oriented faculty. The survey also showed that, compared to alumni of large public universities, alumni of Lutheran colleges and universities are more likely to be:

  • Involved with church or religious organizations
  • Financially supportive of their churches
  • Involved in the leadership of their churches
  • Involved with foundations or nonprofit organizations
  • Involved with elementary or secondary schools

Read more about the Lutheran Education Conference of North America (LECNA) study or ELCA colleges and universities.

Check out why a Lutheran college is a great place for every student!

About TLU Church Relations

Purpose

We provide our students with a high quality education in a community of faith, and we welcome people of all faiths to be part of our community as we explore life in the wondrous light of God’s grace.

Texas Lutheran University finds the Lutheran tradition of strong support for the liberal arts and a true fit within its mission, and the basis by which Martin Luther established the church. Because of our Lutheran heritage, founded by German and Scandinavian immigrants, and our relationship with the ELCA, we approach education by exploring vocation. We believe the purpose of higher education is to prepare leaders to serve in the world loved and created by God.

TLU interacts directly with congregations, creating an awareness of TLU's ministry and mission, as well as aid congregation members in understanding TLU's role in their congregation’s ministry. Our parishioners can feel proud to be part of something positively impacting the world around them by supporting TLU.

Opportunities we provide the church

Partnerships within the church

ELCA Colleges and Universities
Lutheran Educational Conference of North America – (LECNA)
Southwestern Texas Synod
Texas-Louisiana Gulf Coast Synod
Northern Texas - Northern Louisiana Synod
ELCA Outdoor Ministry
Thrivent Financial for Lutherans

Contact Us

Rev. Stan Meyer
Director of Church Relations
Phone: 830-372-8145
Email: smeyer@tlu.edu

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