Radical Leadership

“But whoever would be great among you must be your servant, and whoever would be first among you must be slave of all.  For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many.” Mark 10:43-45 The passage above has been my “go…  [read the full post]

Emmanuel: God IS With Us

Our nation seems particularly full of instability and tragedy these days. Riots in the streets, police shootings, police being shot, North Korea dictating the release of movies . . . it feels like there is chaos, fear and sorrow every time we turn on the news.  We have listened as pundits have tried in vain…  [read the full post]

‘Twas the Month of December (Senior Style)

Are you looking for potential scholarship money to help you pay for college? With apologies to Clement Clarke Moore, here is a holiday poem to introduce you to a helpful website. Twas the month of December and all through the halls Many seniors were celebrating with cheers and applause. The college acceptance list grew daily…  [read the full post]

10 Little Things That Make a Huge Christmas Difference

Ah… the Christmas season. For most Christians, it is a season of mixed feelings. There are activities to plan, decorating to complete and gifts to buy.  And for those with children still in school, there can be the added stress of class parties, teacher gifts and Christmas programs.  It’s enough to wear anyone out! When…  [read the full post]

Why Chapel?

One of the many benefits of a Christian school is the opportunity for corporate worship through a weekly chapel service. This is an opportunity for students, teachers, and administrators to gather together for a time of worship. There are usually many churches and styles of worship represented in a Christian school. However, when analyzing what…  [read the full post]

How To Receive That Perfect Gift

Let’s face it, even adults struggle to keep our focus in the right place this time of year.  There are so many things vying for our attention, most of them are even good things.  But if we struggle with keeping Christ at the center of Christmas, imagine how our children must struggle! David Wright, of…  [read the full post]

Seeking Answers to the Hard Questions

“What does it mean to have a “gentle and quiet spirit” even though I have an outgoing personality?” “If I need to talk to my mom about a friendship issue, is that gossip?” “Who should I talk to if I know a friend is having thoughts about hurting herself?” These are just a few of…  [read the full post]

Now THIS Is Leadership!

“True greatness, true leadership, is achieved not by reducing men to one’s service but in giving oneself in selfless service to them.” J Oswald Sanders in Spiritual Leadership When HCA was established four years ago, one of our first priorities was to develop opportunities for students at HCA to be actively involved in service outside…  [read the full post]

Basic Training 101

As we provide Christian education for our elementary students, there are three essentials that each child needs in order to serve God in today’s world and culture. These essentials are: (1) an understanding of God’s creation, (2) an appreciation and reverence for God’s Holy Word, and (3) a desire to seek and do God’s will…  [read the full post]