Welcome to a new school year at Unity
There are many reasons to give thanks. We have 5 new faculty members, we have several new families, and we have 124 students enrolled. Praise God!
Now is the time to get focused. That is our plan for this year. We are going to focus on our students. We are going to focus on our teachers. We are going to focus on modesty. We are going to focus on a Christ-centered curriculum. We are going to focus on professional development. We are going to focus on excellence. Wait a second. Slow down. What does it mean to focus? What happens when you try to focus on more than one thing at a time? Everything becomes blurred and you cannot focus on anything. All of the things listed above are things that we’d like to improve and things we plan to work on, but they are not our primary focus.
Our theme this year is, “Warning: Look Straight Ahead.” The idea behind this theme comes from Proverbs 4:25-27 “Let your eyes look straight ahead, fix your gaze directly before you. Make level paths for your feet and take only ways that are firm. Do not swerve to the right or the left; keep your foot from evil.” We have decided to use the image of this road sign to illustrate the point that there are many paths to choose from, and many flashing distractions that the world has to offer in order to pull us off course and cause us to lose our focus. However, we need to remain focused completely on Christ and the cross. By doing this our footing will remain firm and our mission will be achieved. If we can very intentionally avoid the distractions and pitfalls along life’s road and follow Christ, we will find that the list of things that we would like to work on won’t even scratch the surface of what God can do at Unity Christian School. When we put Christ first, we realize that many of the things we chase after in this world have little value. So let’s focus, pursue Christ, and give God all the glory for the things He will do.
-your brother in Christ and fellow servant,