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A New School Year

August 19, 2015
By John Morrison

I must admit that I have been taken somewhat by surprise at the volume of interest this year from new families who have contacted us about enrolling their children at GCS.  As of today, we have enrolled 75 new students for the 2015-2016 school year, representing the largest single-year enrollment increase in our history.  Frankly, while we have been able to accommodate most of these new families, the majority of our elementary classes are now full, and we are faced with quite a challenge in how to accommodate additional enrollment requests in these grades.

While these new GCS parents are sharing their individual excitement with us about Christian education, we are eager to determine if this surge in enrollment may represent a trend among a larger body of Christian parents.  My “gut feeling” is that a growing number of folks are awakening to the devastating effects of secular schools and pop culture upon a whole generation of children and youth from our Christian homes.  They simply do not want to place their children into such a militantly secular environment that actively seeks to tear down our Christian faith and values.  Hopefully, they are also seeing the necessity of an education for their children that is permeated throughout by the Christian worldview.

As Christian parents and educators, we must carefully apply ourselves to seeing through the surface issues down into the very roots of what is going on in our culture.  We must be like the “sons of Issachar, men who understood their times, with knowledge of what Israel should do” (1 Chronicles 12:32).

In this context, I am attaching an outstanding article by a respected Christian leader that I would strongly urge you to read.  If you are a GCS parent, may this piece reinforce  the wisdom of the decision you have made to have your children enrolled in our program.

However, for all who are concerned about our young people, even if you are not a GCS parent, you will find this article profound and worth your time.  And I would urge you to share it with others, including your church’s leadership.  I can think of no greater issue facing us as Christians than how we can best prepare our children and youth -- the next generation -- to stand for Christ in an increasingly secular culture.

Please, won’t you take the five or so minutes it will take to read and digest this outstanding article?

And, for our GCS parents, welcome to the 2015/16 school year.  Let’s pray diligently that it will be our best ever, and that each student will be impacted eternally for the cause of Christ!

Click the following link to access this outstanding article by Glenn Schultz:

http://kingdomeducation.org/tear-down-this-wall/.

If you would like to respond to this blog, please email John Morrison at grace@gcswarriors.org.

 

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