by Adam Kronberger / Head of School
A commonly referenced rule is that it takes 10,000 hours to become an expert or master of a skill. That would probably explain my woeful ping pong play, my inconsistent homemade pizza dough crust, and certain household chores I just can’t seem to do right (well, that is another story). It also explains the importance of ongoing training for lead disciplers and teachers as their responsibilities seem increasingly complex and diverse.
As a Crosshill community, we have now passed 100,000 hours of on-campus activity for the 20-21 school year. I suppose we could now claim that we collectively have mastered how to flourish as a discipleship school during this global pandemic. Based on the reports from students, parents, and teachers, as well as the smiles on so many faces, I would admit some truth to this claim. But as we have all experienced, flourishing during a global pandemic is less about mastering a skill and more about making constant minor adjustments.
When the nation of Israel experienced their 70-year captivity in Babylon, God instructed the exiles to build houses, plant gardens, and even marry and increase in number. Despite the suffering of their circumstances, God had a clear plan for peace and prosperity according to His metrics. The adjustments made by the Jews did not compromise their commitment to God, but rather confirmed their faithfulness by meeting His expectations.
As our campus enters into the next 100,000 hours of discipleship activities during this global pandemic, and our families collectively log even more hours, may we keep in mind what God expects of us. Through prayerful reflection, may we consider what instructions He has for us during this season, just as He did for the exiled Israelites. While I’m sure God expects me to soon master Sourdough Breadmaking, I know He has instructions for my mind and soul and feet as well.