Ccs membership meeting november 2012

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Ccs membership meeting november 2012

  1. 1. Community Christian SchoolMembership Meeting Fall 2012
  2. 2. What do John Ortberg,Peter Block, Esther, andRay Pennings all have inCommon?
  3. 3. What do we valueIn Christian education?
  4. 4. The Story of EstherA Lesson in Shadow Missions
  5. 5. Google: “A Leader’s Greatest Fear”
  6. 6. King Xerxes Queen Vashti Haman Mordechai Esther
  7. 7. For if you remain silent at this time, relief anddeliverance for the Jews will arise from anotherplace, but you and your father’s family will perish.And who knows but that you have come to yourroyal position for such a time as this?”Esther 4:14
  8. 8. King Xerxes Queen Vashti Haman Mordechai Esther
  9. 9. Shadow MissionWhat distracts us from our mission?
  10. 10. King Xerxes Queen Vashti HamanWealth, More Power, Control, Prestige Mordechai Esther Security, the Good Life
  11. 11. What is our ShadowMission?• Financial Security?• More students?• Being Better than the Rest?
  12. 12. Community Christian SchoolMembership Meeting Fall 2012
  13. 13. “There is something in the persistent questionHow? that expresses each person’s strugglebetween having confidence in their capacity to livea life of purpose and yielding to the daily demandsof being practical.It is entirely possible to spend our days engaged inactivities that work well for us and achieve ourobjectives, and still wonder whether we are reallymaking a difference in the world.”
  14. 14. “My premise is that this culture, and we asmembers of it, have yielded too easily to what isdoable and practical and popular. In the processwe have sacrificed the pursuit of what is in ourhearts.We find ourselves giving in to our doubts, andsettling for what we know how to do, or can soonlearn how to do, instead of pursuing what mostmatters to us and living with the adventure andanxiety this requires.”
  15. 15. What do we value? What is the value?• Defined by us • The answer exists already• A collective process • Created by others• Within our control • Outside our control
  16. 16. Example
  17. 17. Does the evidencesupport what wevalue?
  18. 18. Three SummaryPoints
  19. 19. 1. What we Value….
  20. 20. 2. Our Shadow Mission….
  21. 21. CCS educates children in a respectfulnurturing environment through qualityChrist-centred programs.
  22. 22. 3. For such a time as this……
  23. 23. What do we valueIn Christian education?

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