Open House/SHINE Festival
"Seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well." ~Matthew 6:33
During Christian Education Week, we give thanks to God that he has called us to kingdom citizenship and has given us Christian schools as places to advance that kingdom. Christian schools and their alumni bring the hope of God's kingdom to a broken world, and this week we celebrate the ways these kingdom citizens shine the light of Christ wherever they are. We are grateful for the schools that foster that light.
in Matthew 6:33, Jesus reminds us of our call to the kingdom: "But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well." Christian schools allow us to be faithful to this calling, urging us to be faithful to this calling, urging us and supporting us in our desire to live as model citizens and to cultivate the same in our children.
God's kingdom is already at hand and is ever-advancing; within our Christian schools, we share this good news and prepare the next generation of disciples for service in God's kingdom. Our schools remind students (and all of us) to put the kingdom first. That is the mission of the Christian school and the reason to celebrate God's gift of Christian education today.
During Christian Education Week, we remember what has been and look forward to a future where the kingdom is fully realized.