a blog from our pastors and staff
post by Pastor Dan
I have just spent the last 8 months working with High Schoolers on Wednesdays during their lunch hour. It was my privilege to talk with all types of kids, all at different points in their spiritual journey. Some weeks we didn’t accomplish much but other weeks God opened doors to have deep and meaningful conversations about the purpose of life and God.
People complain a lot these days about God not being allowed in schools. I understand some of that reasoning. We do often reap what we sow. But the school system is in a tough spot and caught in the crossfire of those who want to uphold religious tolerance/freedom and those who want to return to more traditional Christian teaching. Debates will continue to happen but I can tell you that the high school welcomed this pastor in to talk about Jesus each week. As long, as kids had a choice on whether to attend or not to attend, I could open up God’s word and invite the Spirit to minister to these kids. I was given an open door (in my case an open balcony door).
God is in our schools; maybe not in the same way as He once was, but God is there. I know many teachers who pray for the schools, staff and students. They may not be able to do this in front of the classroom but they are doing it. History has shown that Christianity has often flourished when it has gone through the back and balcony doors of society. Keep praying for our kids and our schools. Have faith. God is still in our schools.