Covenant Christian School Blog
In Acts 13 a story about the church in Antioch is related. It says in verses 2 and 3, "While they were ministering to the Lord and fasting the Holy Spirit said, "Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them." Then, when they had fasted and prayed, and laid hands on them, they sent them away."
Several months ago, we felt that the seniors and 8th graders had been "set apart" for a work that God was calling them to do. The senior class will depart for Haiti on Saturday and the 8th grade will head down to Galveston on Monday. It is so exciting to be sending our students out to the mission field to serve and minister.
So, today we had the privilege of having a brief commissioning service for these students. Every elementary class is supporting some of our missionary students through prayer in the next few days. This morning we all met in the gym and each senior and 8th grader was surrounded by elementary and upper grade students "and they prayed, and laid hands on them and sent them away."
I truly wish all of you could have been there to witness the entire CCS student body gathered in small groups all over the gym and praying for our missionary students. Many would tell you that all felt the spirit of the Lord. As parents you would have been so proud of your children who were earnestly lifting their fellow students up to God as they go beyond our campus to spread the love of Christ.
Covenant Christian School is indeed a school with an academic purpose. But on days like this when you see pre-schoolers praying with seniors, you realize that our mission is truly higher and focused on eternal goals. My heart is full with gratitude for what God is doing at CCS.
I hope you will join with me in faithfully praying for these students next week. May God bless them and use them mightily in the days ahead.
The older I get the more my convictions grow about Christian education. I started as a teacher in the 1980s thinking that Christian schools were a nice alternative for families. Over the past 3 decades, our world and nation have changed drastically. We are living in a post-modern culture that sees truth as relative, defines the family as fluid, sees religion as a matter of private choice that must remain silent in the public arena, believes in a hedonistic lifestyle saturated by sex, and views children as dispensable inconveniences that can be aborted. Education has become a matter of state control guided by mutable societal norms.
So, now this old administrator has come to see that Christian education is no longer a nice alternative but rather an absolute necessity. We are sending our children out to world that mocks our faith and is openly hostile to Jesus Christ. We are sending our children off to a cultural war someday. How well prepared do you want them to be? Is there any price tag that can be placed on embedding the truths of God's word on their hearts? Our children will be spending almost 10X more time at school each week than they do at church. As they get older, they will spend more time at school with their teachers and peers than they do with their parents. Who will be influencing them and what will be their philosophy?
Well, why Covenant? With the changing of our mission statement this year, CCS has made the bold decision to raise a distinctive generation committed to the preeminence of Christ in all aspects of life and culture. Will our academics strive toward excellence and college prep? Absolutely. Will we seek to have a stimulating extra-curricular program that works toward developing a love for sports and the fine arts? Unquestionably.
Most importantly, Covenant Christian School wants to seek the preeminence of Christ in all these things! Yes, we want to produce young men and women who are well educated and well rounded. most of all, we want to produce students who love Jesus Christ, have an intimate relationship with Him, and possess a mentality and worldview that will impact this world and their eternal destiny.
We appreciate so much the sacrifices you make to send your children to Covenant and consider it an honor to partner with you.
Is there any sacrifice more important than one for the hearts and minds of the children God has entrusted to us?
We hope you will join us in 2017-2018 - there are exciting days ahead for Covenant Christian School!!
Merry Christmas from Covenant's students and staff. Thank you for sending your children to our wonderful school. It is an honor and privilege to share the love of Christ and encourage students to develop a deeper relationship with Him while building academic strength. God has done amazing things this year, and we sincerely appreciate your encouragement and support. Have a blessed Christmas season!
Please take a moment to enjoy our Christmas video.
CCS was able to purchase a new van with auction proceeds! Those who attended the auction on Friday will remember that at the end of the evening, attendees were asked to come forward and grab a numbered envelope off the boards and match that number with a contribution toward a new vehicle for the school.
The amount raised from the board and the cost of the van matched almost exactly to the dollar!
Isn't our God amazing? He knows our needs and provides precisely enough!
God in his graciousness is helping us adVANce toward better transportation for our students.
Thank you so much for your generosity!