Dear Pen Bay Christian School Family,
I hope that all of you enjoyed a blessed Thanksgiving! We have so much to be thankful for because despite all the troubles in this world we have a wonderful Savior! As December arrives, so does the anticipation of Christmas, and the celebration of His birth. I hope you have all marked your calendars with the date for this year’s Christmas program, “The Drowsy Shepherd. Details and times are found in this newsletter.
Our Preschoolers arrived this week to find a lighted Christmas tree enhancing their classroom. This is a special time of year, and our teachers so often give their own time to make PBCS especially festive.
In my role as Administrator I find a variety of “learning opportunities” cross my desk. Many of these find their way into the trash particularly at this time of year when the secular world tries to outdo last year’s budget for gifts. Today, I spent my lunch minutes reading the ACSI Leadership Matters flyer. This is usually well worth the time and is frequently thought provoking. The most recent edition featured several publications that caught my attention. The first, Finding Truth: 5 Principles for Unmasking Atheism, Secularism, and Other God Substitutes, by Nancy Pearcy is a recent book published by David C. Cook. What caught my attention about this publication was the importance of grounding our students in the distinctives of a Biblical world-view. The Road to Character by David Brooks, a New York Times best-selling author, appeared from the review to be written from a Biblical world-view. Mr. Brooks grew up in a Jewish family but does not directly point to the saving power of Jesus Christ, the role of the Holy Spirit, or the Fruits of the Spirit yet the point of the book should still interest us as believers and Christian educators. Brooks speaks of “resume virtues” which contribute to success in the job market as distinguished from “eulogy virtues.”
At Pen Bay Christian School, our mission is to prepare our students for success as future Christian leaders in their community. To do this, we provide education in “resume and eulogy virtues” but recognize Christian character will only exemplify their lives as they model their Savior, Jesus Christ.
In Him and for Him,