by Molly Dillon / Keizer Campus Principal
I often joke that I would love to simply bottle up the Crosshill experience and spray it on people as they walk in, so they could fully understand what is so unique and special about being a part of our school. Admittedly, I am wonderfully biased, yet am far from alone in my feelings. Over the years my path has crossed with former families, and in each instance they reminisced about that 'something special' they experienced at Crosshill, and hadn’t experienced since. I received a text recently from a Mom who just wanted to convey how much she appreciates our Crosshill family, sharing “I’m beyond thankful for Crosshill” and how her children’s experience is “a big part of molding who they are!”
I have been studying Paul’s letters to the Thessalonians, and like a bright ray of spring sunshine, illuminated afresh in His word is a passage that I believe exemplifies the mission and heart of the Crosshill experience! “Because we loved you so much, we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well.” (1 Thess. 2:8 NIV). There is a delightful sincerity and godly love thriving among staff and families, because we too, are “sharing not only the gospel of God, but our lives as well!”
As it so happens, Sincerity is the character trait for the month of April, and I cannot think of a more fitting example to share with our children than the community God has created at Crosshill. Defined as “Eagerly doing what is right with transparent motives”, sincerity most definitely defines our joint commitment to love and be led by the Lord and the word of God as, together, we raise the next generation of world changers. On a daily basis we experience the power and blessing of godly people who pray for and with each other. In times of crisis faced by families or staff, our community rallies to encourage one another, strengthening our bond of faith, hope, and love. The Crosshill experience goes beyond molding our children into disciples of Jesus; it sincerely and lovingly extends to impact our families, community, and world - just as God intended!
May God continue to bless and grow our community,
– Molly Dillon / Keizer Campus Principal