“It was the best of times and the worst of times.” Dickens’ classic dichotomy has been used to describe many times and seasons of life. It comes to my mind most powerfully as I ponder my most memorable Christmas, for it truly was the best and the worst all wrapped up...read more
“And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, so that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ, to...read more
Dear Kids, The year is almost over. You will find this happens faster as you get older. I find that the end of a year is a natural time to reflect. I ask questions like: What have I done with this year of my life? What should I do moving forward? It occurs to me, as I...read more
This creates a great pressure to overestimate our ability to shape our children’s future identity. While we are, no doubt, the greatest influencers in their lives, there is so much about the future that is out of our control. We will not determine the economic climate in which they grow up. We will not be the decisive factor in bringing about world peace. We will not control what sicknesses they experience.read more
Student Outcomes: CLA graduates will will serve the kingdom of God and engage their community in order to leave a legacy.
So, what is our end game? What are our big dreams for our students? We pray they become servants. On the face of it, being servants does not sound all that glamorous. Yet, according to Jesus service is the way to greatness. Mark 10 teaches this powerfully. Two...read more
I had a pastor once who used to say, “Impression without expression leads to depression.” Whether this statement is true or not, I am not sure, but I am sure that the principle holds. The ability to communicate is the ability to influence others. Just think of the...read more
A survey was conducted a few years ago. It was a survey designed to show what parents of private Christian school students valued most about their Christian school. What they found was shockingly un-shocking. Parents of these students did not talk merely about test...read more
Student Outcomes: CLA graduates will have both experienced and desire to continue to experience authentic Christian community.
The education we offer is not a merely individualistic pursuit. While we are structured to give ample amounts of individual attention to each student, the education we provide takes place in the context of a community. There are parents and guardians as well as...read more