Spiritual Formation Program 2015-16
Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen.
1 Peter 4:10-11
Last year Upper School Teacher, David Kolk, assumed the role of Spiritual Formation Director. Using the popularity of our multi-grade field day tribes from past years, David assigned students to tribes in September and used these small groups as teaching vehicles during our first school-wide retreat and throughout the year.
This year, David continues expanding Spiritual Formation at MGCS by creating opportunities to teach, develop, and practice Christ-like behavior then weaving these into our daily school life. He has prepared a year-long program designed to challenge students to use whatever gifts they have received to faithfully serve others.
This fall, we will hold an Upper School Retreat. This one-day event is designed to build relationships and prepare Upper School students to lead their tribes during a school-wide retreat in October. Throughout the year, students will engage in tribe activities. These include selecting a “tribemate” to encourage and support, group service projects on and off campus, and a 6-week program of daily activities designed to help students form habits that reflect Christian character.
There is significant value in this program. Students develop leadership and life skills and participate in valuable experiential learning. It results in healthy community and admirable character traits. All of these make MGCS a pleasant place, conductive to learning. However, we seek these traits and practices for the highest and best of reasons. We plan, strive, work, and pray . . . so that in all things God is praised through Jesus Christ.”
Watch your email for information and details as we move through this exciting part of the 2015-16 school year. Please pray for our students and our staff.