Growing up, my dad was, and still is, the strong spiritual leader of our family. Around the dinner table each night, he would conclude the prayer by asking God to GUIDE, GUARD and DIRECT each of us in our daily walks. In Christian education, I believe our mission is to guide, guard and direct students daily.
We GUIDE students as Psalm 25:5 says, “Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior.” As we guide our students, we are teaching them the truths about God so that we “train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it.” (Proverbs 22:6) I do not believe there is a more powerful mission than to guide God’s children to know his truths for a lifetime of service to Him.
GUARD- My dad fully understood what the world would throw at my brother and I on a daily basis so praying for God to GUARD our hearts was intentional. He wanted to us to live out “above all else, guard our hearts for everything we do flows from it” Proverbs 4:23. At Dallas Christian, we directly teach our students how to guard their hearts through direct lessons, chapel presentations and by the examples of Christian faith that our staff walk daily.
In Genesis 18:19, the Bible tells us about a father that he entrusted future generations to his lineage. Abraham was told that he was chosen so that he will DIRECT his children to keep the way of the Lord by doing what is right and just. Providing healthy boundaries is vital for one’s mental health and well-being so that as Christians we can do what is right and just. Dallas Christian strives to provide these healthy boundaries by directing student decisions through a spiritual foundation.
As Abraham, many years ago, was given the task of directing his children to influence many generations and as my dad prayed for our family, our mission at Dallas Christian includes guiding, guarding and directing God’s children as they live a life of service to Him.
by: Jennifer Webb, Dallas Christian School, Middle School Principal & Director of Learning Initiatives
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