As anyone in education can relate, each year the month of May holds a new kind of exhaustion. I find myself asking the question: Was it worth it? As the world around us continues to change and adapt, the ministry of our school has remained the same: to provide a Christ-centered educational program that ministers to the needs of the whole child, to nurture children to grow in service to God and Man. How can we let a sinful and unsettled world stop a mission as powerful as this?
The word of God tells us in John 16:33:
“In this world you will have trial and tribulation, but take heart I have overcome the world.”
As a school dedicated to nurturing the Christian faith of children, we do not stop, instead we take refuge in the strength of God who has already overcome sin, death, and the devil. For 150 years Trinity’s mission has remained the same… provide children with a Christian education in the midst of the uneasiness of the world.
This is a task that needs your support, your prayers and your commitment. Is it worth your time to pray for the students, teachers, and families of TLS? Is it worth the money to provide a Christ-centered school for the students and families that come through our doors? Is it worth the hours and the work to make bringing the salvation found in our Lord Jesus Christ a priority of Trinity Lutheran Church? How could anyone possibly say no?
“Christian education is not public education with the Bible overlaid upon it. It is equipping students to think Christianly – to be Christian scholars. To give them a lens through which they can see the brokenness of the world. It is through this lens that every subject is taught. It is this teaching that will enable students to engage the world with confidence having been armed with the discernment needed to make choices rooted in Christian values. We must sharpen our students’ minds with more than knowledge; we must help them possess the mind of a Christian scholar – a mind so sharp and bright that it can no longer be ignored or criticized in the discourse of ideas. A student so empowered will be able to hold true to their faith as they walk the halls of higher education and walk out respected, influential, and victorious. We must integrate faith and learning so that our students will integrate faith and living.”
(From David Cooper Front Range Christian School, CO)
Praise God for the blessing of a Lutheran School and for the people who prioritize the mission!