Rooted in Christ, His Church, His Commission
In 2012, Os Guinness referred to America as a “Cut Flower Society”, while describing a movement he saw gaining momentum within a segment of American society that was seeking to cut off its Christian roots. Many of us have witnessed this movement drastically gain momentum in politics, media and government mandates since then. Todd Starnes, in his book God Less America very effectively illuminates what is happening all across our country with the use of quotes gathered from interviews provided by current prominent leaders within our country:
“The United States is no longer just a Christian nation. Whatever we once were, we’re no longer just a Christian nation; we are also a Jewish nation, a Muslim nation, a Buddhist nation, a Hindu nation, and a nation of nonbelievers”. President Obama, CBN News 2007
As a Christian school charged to prepare students to use knowledge to serve Christ with passion we are asking ourselves, how do we equip our students to live as Christian disciples in an ever changing, pluralistic world that seeks to marginalize their faith?
This year our theme is Rooted in Christ. Our hope is to strategically provide opportunity for our students to firmly establish who they are in Christ, Rooted in Him, to understand what it means to be an active member of the body of Christ, His Church and to live as light in a fallen world, His Commission. Colossians 2:6-7 says, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, rooted and build up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.
Please join our staff as we pray the following Scripture over our students each morning:
- Be thankful for their faith and the change that is taking place in their lives (1:3)
- Ask God to help them know what he wants them to do (1:9)
- Ask God to give them deep spiritual understanding (1:9)
- Ask God to help them live for him (1:10)
- Ask God to give them more knowledge of himself (1:10)
- Ask God to give them strength for endurance (1:11)
- Ask God to fill them with joy, strength and gratitude (1:11)
Serving the Master Teacher,
East Linn Christian Schools Superintendent
Rooted in Christ Presentation