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Teaching for Transformation Series: God's Story at Work

December 18, 2019
By Ann Steenwyk

  

Dear Parents and Friends of SCS,

"For to us a child is born,
to us a son is given,
and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Of the greatness of his government and peace
there will be no end.
He will reign on David’s throne
and over his kingdom,
establishing and upholding it
with justice and righteousness
from that time on and forever.
The zeal of the Lord Almighty
will accomplish this."  Isaiah 9:6-7

In this beautiful, joy-filled time of year we are reminded that we are a part of God’s epic story.  The story started with a perfect creation, which was then wrecked by the fall of the very ones He created to care for His creation.  Because God loves us, He came down to earth as an infant and walked on earth with us. He then redeemed us. Now, we are an integral part of the restoration of His kingdom. 

We were created to play an important part in God’s big story.

Our work at SCS is all about forming our children to live a life worthy of His story.  Our lives are not only shaped by information and knowledge but also by learning how to live a Christian life through the lens of redemption.  How does SCS invite students to play their part in God’s epic story? Talk to our 7th graders about Mr. VanDrunen’s $5 challenge. Ask our high school students about the recent presentation from Teen Missions or the upcoming service trip to 7 Bridges in Atlanta.  Check out the relationships our b1 group students are building with students in Nicaragua. From bell ringing to supporting children in Mexico, our students are beginning to play their part in restoring God’s kingdom.

We are looking forward to seeing how the Teaching for Transformation framework will continue to challenge our students and our whole community to live in God’s story.  God promises that “the zeal of the Lord Almighty will accomplish this.” Can you imagine what the Lord must be like when He has an intense, passionate enthusiasm for what He is concerned about getting done?  SCS is a part of it.  Praise, glory, and exaltation be to Him alone!

Have a Merry Christmas!

Ann Steenwyk