It is the end of the school year, the students are tired, the room is uncomfortably hot , the parents aren’t as supporting as they were at the start of the school year, and you are tired!
Too many late nights correcting pa-pers, preparing final tests, etc. And to make matters worse, you have more month left than money in your budget.
It isn’t easy to be a teacher in a Christian school, nor is it easy to “finish well.” But that should be our desire, and obviously no one wants to “finish poorly.”
So how to you keep on track? The Apostle Paul did, and so can you and I. How did he do it?
1. Prayer: I know that this one is obvious, but don’t skip this one. The Word of God says, “…ye have not, because ye ask not” (James 4:2). Ask God for strength for the task and life itself.
2. Purpose: Remember why you do what you do —God called you, and you are being obedi-ent to Him because you love Him.
3. Perspective: Paul called the Philippian believers “my crown and joy” but they were far from perfect. In fact, he had to rebuke two women who were causing problems in the church. Your students aren’t perfect either (a vast understatement) but they are growing; they have learned a lot. You have sown God’s Word in their hearts. They aren’t the “finished product” yet.
4. Patience: Once you have the right perspec-tive, you can be patient. James says, “My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. (James 1:2-3).
5. People: Be sure to spend some time around positive people—people that will lift you up, not bring you down. Everyone needs en-couraging friends.
6. Promises: Remember Christian education is God’s work; He will help you finish well.
This year, bad weather predictions caused our num-bers to be down, but our spirits were up anyway.
Students have the choice of either staying with adults, or going to the TEEN TRACK that is de-signed to help them develop and apply a Christian worldview on the issues of our day.
Our guest speakers this year included Senator Kathy Machione, Melissa Ohden, Les Bernal (National Director of Stop Predatory Gambling, and Kenyn Cureton (VP of Family Research Council).
During the conference Tom Stiles, Roger Ellison, and Mark Kelly met with some top officials of the State Education Department to discuss some con-cerns.
PLAN FOR NEXT YEAR—SAVE THE DATE
Legislative Day 2014 is Tuesday, March 18
“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:” – 2 Timothy 4:7