by Adam Kronberger / Superintendent
In secondary chapel last week, the senior class reported on their mission trip. During the trip, they served the local community, partnered with churches, and even built a house for a family in need. The experience was transformational for both the giver and the receiver. A visitor in chapel might have concluded that the investment in that experience was about a week (the length of the trip). But upon closer inspection, they would discover that hundreds of hours had collectively been invested throughout the year leading up to the trip. Weekly prayer and training among students and families helped prepare them for their experience.
Secondary students also recently experienced a three-day Fine Arts Conference called Amplify. During the event, students performed in dozens of categories in front of high quality judges giving helpful feedback. New friendships were made between students, and heart change was experienced by many students during the worship services. While the event was only three days in length, there was a tremendous amount of time and energy invested by students, parents, and faculty in preparing students for their experience. At that same chapel last week, many students spontaneously testified to the transformation going on inside of them as they invited God to continue to be in control of their lives. Once again, what appeared to be single mountaintop experiences were really the result of many smaller but deliberate investments.
For teachers and parents alike there are seasons of planting and seasons of harvest. As we sow into our children and our students, the fruit of the harvest is not in our control. The Bible teaches that God is the Lord of the harvest. He doesn’t necessarily need more harvesters; he needs workers. Too often in the midst of the good work, we can become discouraged when the fruit is not readily made apparent. “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up” Galatians 6:9.
The teachers at Crosshill have the privilege and responsibility of spending thousands of hours with your children. Our mission of discipleship is sure, and our instructions are clear. The parents of CCS students spend tens of thousands of hours with their children. You have chosen to partner with the school to fulfill your parenting mission. Be encouraged. The sacrifice is worth it. Though the investment feels all-consuming at times, the Lord of the harvest always provides at the proper time.
– Adam Kronberger / Superintendent