Starting at Indian Creek Camp and continuing each day at school Pastor Kevin Bowen is sharing the story of Peter and asking the question “Why do we doubt?” Each meeting is started with our Praise Team leading students and staff in worship. Then Pastor Bowen shares stories about his family and long time friend from college Chaplain Jamieson to illustrate the truths found in the bible. At the end of the week there is a vespers service that includes some light food and a time to commit to Jesus at the beginning of the year.
School personnel picked up two new Ford van that were painted with the school name and mission. We are grateful to God and those that contributed to the School Enhancement Plan. The inaugural trip will take students to Indian Creek Camp for the annual Student/Staff Retreat. Other trips will be for Appalachia and to transport our sports teams. If you would like to support the students and the school’s mission you can still contribute the this year’s SEP or talk with Mrs. Teleah Valles-Peters, development office or Mrs. Fuentes, principal. To make a contribution today click here.
During an extended worship time Friday morning, Mr. Garren Carter school counselor shared with students and staff how Jesus communicates. Mr. Carter shared that 7% of what is communicated is done through words. Tone and volume of voice and well as non-verbal gestures make up the other 93% of how people communicate. He focused on the communication skills of both the rich young ruler and Jesus. To further illustrate Michael Jr’s be the punchline video was shown. Both with the biblical story and the video Mr. Carter challenged everyone to acknowledge the resources and gifts of God to us and look for ways to help others with them.
His presentation was part of a week long focus this week at school on communication. This is one of the 7Cs the school family considers a core values. Earlier this week in chapel Mrs. Hardin shared worships on the power of kind words and the characteristics of self-talk. In class Chaplin Jamieson used the bible and videos to illustrate how communication happens.