The CCS theme for the 2015-16 school year is “See the Story–Live the Story.” God has written and is writing a story of redemption, and he calls each of us to live in his story. We hope that throughout this school year, the CCS students will grow in their understanding of God’s story and identify ways they can live in his story. Each month we will look at a new way that we, as disciples of Christ, can live in God’s story.
During the month of September we focused on being a community-builder.
One of the most well-known biblical metaphors compares the Christian community to a body that is made up of many different parts (I Corinthians 12). We need all of the parts, though they are unique and diverse, to work together to experience health and wholeness. So it is in our classrooms, our school, and in the broader society. We were created to live in community. We need to let others know they belong and are valued members of our community.
There are many ways that we can either be community-builders or community-destroyers. Hebrews 10 says that we need to “consider how we can spur one another on toward love and good deeds”—that a way we build community is through the act of encouragement.
At each of the three CCS campuses, students and faculty are challenged to encourage others every day through their words and actions. This is one way they become community-builders.
Edina Campus Principal