We believe that through the Scriptures, God has revealed to His people ordering principles that are intensely relevant to education. We also believe He mandates us to bring the whole Word of God to bear in all its power upon education.
Each year, a Bible theme verse is selected. The theme verse is explored in a variety of ways throughout the year. The theme verse is featured in our weekly chapel and is discussed in the classrooms. The verse is also a guiding focus for special events and celebrations.
THEME VERSE 2021-2022:
Behold, a great multitude that no one could number,
from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages,
standing before the throne and before the Lamb,
clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands,
and crying out with a loud voice,
“Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne,
and to the Lamb!”
-- Revelation 7: 9-10 --
The Bible passage is a call to belong. We are all God's people! A multitude that no one can number, from all parts of the world and speaking all languages, is united in praising God. Amazing!
This verse is also a call for thankfulness. We are grateful for God's love for us! We are thankful that Jesus came to earth so that we could live eternally.
Training Up The Next Generation Of Kingdom Ambassadors
Betty Panza, Director of Student Life and Leadership, Teacher
Our school’s annual themes create a strong foundation that helps our students grow in their faith. Through these annual themes, our students learn that our mission as Christians is shining the light of Jesus in this world, creating ripple effects, and being ambassadors for God’s Kingdom.
God has asked us to participate with Him here on earth as Kingdom Ambassadors. Once we are Christians and have the Holy Spirit, God calls us and has chosen us for specific roles according to our gifts and abilities. Each one of us is called to do His work and we can choose to be in partnership with God or not.
During our weekly chapels, we will discuss our theme verse and dig deeper in what it means to be chosen instruments for God. We will continue to find God’s amazing treasures in Scripture to learn how to grow in being Kingdom Ambassadors and how to understand His call for us to make a difference to others on this earth. We will learn the beauty of God’s diversity plan, how we are all created in His image, and that we are all loved by God equally. We are challenged and commanded to shine the light of Jesus to others in our lives. What a miracle it is to know that we are bearing Jesus’ name. How do we do this well? We must know our Lord deeply and personally in order to represent Him well. During our school-wide times together, we will learn more of God’s heart and how to grow deeper in relationship with Him.
Due to COVID, we are not holding chapels in our gym. Instead, each class holds a chapel service, where the worship and teaching occurs each week. Our Monday morning chapels feature worship, journaling, discussions, and activities.
Our school has always been strong in serving our community both globally and locally! For 14 years, the JKCS Servant Team served in our community once a month and shone the light of Jesus to make a powerful impact on our city, world, and each other. COVID has caused us to cast a new vision for serving as chosen instruments of the Lord. We have launched a school-wide group called the "Kingdom Ambassadors Team.” Despite the pandemic restrictions, we are still Kingdom Ambassadors! Our service activities include raking lawns for cancer patients, writing cards to seniors, delivering Christmas gifts to children on behalf of a parent who is in prison, and more! Our prayer is that we will continue to make an impact on our communities both locally and globally. Learn more about our service HERE.
As Kingdom Ambassadors, we also need to know the importance of prayer. Our school teaches students about the value and meaning of prayer. Prayer is our relationship with God. When we pray, we pay attention to our God and enter into communion with Him. Prayer involves worshipping Him, showing gratitude, and being quiet before Him in order to hear Him speaking to us. It is praying together communally and sharing His words together. As a school, we want to continue to be a blessing to our community and the world in our prayer times.
During this difficult time, let’s be the Christians that stand strong in God and faith. Scripture and history is full of times where situations and circumstances were tough, yet we read about those who went beyond the difficulty and continued to be chosen instruments to make a difference in the lives of others.
Let’s be open this year to hear His voice and to follow His commands, and to be obedient to God in what He is asking of us.
When we understand that we can change the world, our lives will never be the same again.
Our Biblical Theme and School Theme are a rich and meaningful way to unpack God's Word for our students and staff.