by Adam Kronberger / Superintendent
One of my favorite responsibilities each spring is to meet with new prospective families interested in joining the Crosshill community. One of the questions I always ask is, “How did you hear about Crosshill?” Most of the time their response includes a list of current CCS families that they know and have expressed their deep satisfaction with their child’s school. As the names of current families are introduced into our conversation, my face can’t help but brighten with a wide smile considering the amazing families who are a part of the CCS community. It is a pleasure that parents promote the school with positive comments. It is a double pleasure to be a member of such a community.
There are dozens of different churches that CCS families attend. Each of these churches are communities in themselves completing the body of Christ to varying degrees. While Crosshill Christian School is not a church per se, the school is intentional to practice church community daily. There is something special as families various existing church communities merge into another community. A school community of like-minded believers committing to Christian schooling. What a privilege to participate in a community with other parents at similar stages of life with similar goals and values for their families.
At a recent school board meeting, school leaders walked through an exercise reviewing the core values God has provided to guide the school. Among many strong values, the value of community was a clear distinctive and essential characteristic of our school that kept coming up. The writer of Hebrews also valued community. “And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.” Hebrews 10:24-25
Some parents participation in the Crosshill school community has spanned close to two decades. Other parents are relatively new with others covering everything in between. Regardless of your history in this community, thank you for not only investing in Christian schooling, but also investing in the lives of other families. May I encourage you to “consider how you may spur one another on” and to “not give up meeting” with others. Whether it be a track meet, a birthday party, a field trip, or a dinner with others, continue in the ways of “encouraging one another”. Not only in the Crosshill community, but in each community God calls you to.
– Adam Kronberger / Superintendent