by Molly Dillon / Keizer Campus Principal
This morning I sat among the crowd of Crosshill and Church on the Hill staff, coming together to launch another adventurous school year. It's an annual tradition to take the first hours of our busy inservice week to stop, share a meal, and unite our hearts to God's plans and purposes. As our Head of School shared an inspirational message on our mission, it hit me that every single person in the room cares about what God cares about; making disciples of Jesus Christ. Whether in the business office or the classroom, every position supports our mission of discipleship. It's not likely you will ever meet some of the wonderful people working behind the scenes to accomplish the business of running this school, but they are truly invested in our children.
As I continued to reflect on the morning it occurred to me you may not know that Church-run schools are no longer the norm. It's messy and complicated sharing buildings, resources, and staff. But Church On The Hill is not afraid of the mess, and have committed to breaking barriers, working through issues, and faithfully listening to God as He reveals His next steps. The lines between church and school have become blurred in the best of ways. The two no longer intersect, but intertwine, complimenting and strengthening each other. God is doing a special work in the shared ministry of Crosshill Christian and Church on the Hill, and I suspect the best is yet to come!
As we come together officially next week, I pray God strengthens our community, and continues to bless us with unity, peace, and wisdom.
“The Lord gives strength to his people; the Lord blesses his people with peace.” Psalm 29:11
– Molly Dillon / Keizer Campus Principal