As I have been observing our fall sports teams practice this summer, I have noticed how the culture of each team is slowly being formed hour by hour and day by day. Who are the leaders? With what intensity does the team practice? How does the coach interact with the athletes? How does the team handle adversity? Every team, and every community, develops a culture. Many variables contribute to the culture of a community, especially its defined purpose and how the members of that community commit to that purpose. When a community is infused with new members, there is often an amazing opportunity to accelerate and cement the desired culture
And what an exciting time at Crosshill! We have 14 new teachers and over 100 new students joining our school community! More importantly, God is on the throne and is active on this campus. He is our coach, and His Word is our playbook. Jesus is the MVP of our team, and the Holy Spirit helps officiate our play! We are excited to continue to develop the defined culture within the shared Crosshill community. It is a culture built upon a shared partnership between teachers and families to train children as disciples of Jesus Christ within the school setting.
When I was on a sports team, there was always a tension between my desires and the purpose for the team. A great coach helped me understand that when I make the purpose of the team my desires, the culture flourishes. And more often than not, the team wins! As parents and teachers, we share the common mission of training students as disciples of Jesus Christ. We are grateful for our coach who works everything for His good when called to His purpose!