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Secondary Campus is Growing in the Spirit

August 22, 2018
By Rick Daughtery, M.Div. FCHS Chaplain

FCHS Chaplain, Rick Daugherty, and the FCHS Student Council presented our spiritual focus to the secondary students for the 2018-19 school year.  To illustrate this idea, each student held a plant that represented different amounts of spiritual growth and the attributing conditions.  Each student was then challenged to consider their growth and relationship with God.

“GROW IN THE SPIRIT” 

Eph. 4:15 "Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into Him who is the head, into Christ. "

Goal:  To see every student grow spiritually this year and become more like Christ.  Gal. 5:22-23 

Necessary ingredients for spiritual growth are much like the necessary ingredients for plants to grow.

Sun = the Holy Spirit
Water = the Word of God
Good Soil = a Healthy Environment

 

WHY DON’T I GROW SPIRITUALLY? 

 

1. The spiritually dead cannot grow. Titus 3:5 
 
Condition:  water and good soil but no sun
 

 If you have good soil, good water but no sun you have a dead plant. No matter how much you water and feed that plant, it will not grow.   Same with people.  If you get to hear the word of God regularly, and are in a healthy spiritual environment, like a healthy church, and have a healthy encouraging family but the Holy Spirit does not live in you then you have a spiritually dead person who cannot grow.  It is impossible for them to grow until the Holy Spirit ignites life in them.  

2. Those who fake the spiritual life cannot grow.  I Cor. 2:4 
 
Condition: water and good soil but no sun - artificial flowers are glued to look good
 

Again, good soil and lots of water, cannot make a dead plant come back to life.  However, a person can pretend to be spiritually alive, but be dead.  A zombie-like kind of life, the walking dead go through all the right motions and give people the impression they are alive.  This person will never grow and God must intervene in their life to perform the miracle of new birth before they could ever see growth. 

3. Those whom the holy spirit has done his work in and are in a good environment but get only minimal nourishment through the word will see only minimal growth.  Heb. 5:12 
 
Condition: sun and good soil but minimal water
 

This person gets just enough nourishment to stay alive but not enough to grow. Maybe they are undisciplined and lazy and because of that have never learned to feed themselves on the word of God and therefore are malnourished. Their life does not change much because the word of God does not get enough opportunity to show them where they need to change and bring conviction upon their conscience.  Therefore, they will stay babies until they change their diet and get more of the word of God into their lives.  This could also be the kind of person is genuinely spiritually alive but are getting anemic spiritual teaching.  Teaching that uses the word of God to promote positive thinking and motivate people to success and ignore man’s sinful nature and deepest needs. 

4. Those who are spiritually alive and who feed on the meat of god’s word but live in a toxic environment that weakens their spiritual immune system will see only slow and inconsistent growth.  II Peter 3:17-18 
 
Condition: sun and water, but polluted and toxic soil
 

The world is at odds with the thinking and life of a true believer.  It strives to bring the believer down to its level and depraved way of life.  The struggle and temptation is difficult and wearing.  We each need someone who will encourage us and pray for us. Someone who will lift us up not try to drag us down to their level and poison our way of thinking.  Growth will be slow and inconsistent for a person whose environment is unhealthy and unsupportive of spiritual growth. 

 

5. Those whose spiritual lives are characterized by the regenerating power of the holy spirit, a feasting on the word of god and who live in a supportive and healthy environment will be able to grow and bear the fruit of the spirit of Christ living in them.   Matt 13:23 

Condition: The sun, abundant water and healthy soil

Senior Commencement 2018

June 15, 2018
By Faith Christian School

On Friday, June 1st, Faith Christian High School celebrated our 37th Annual Commencement Ceremony recognizing and presenting diplomas to our Graduating Class of 2018!  (See the full ceremony below from our YouTube channel)

The evening included special music performances, student addresses and award recognitions.  See the listing below for acknowledgements.  Congratulations to our seniors!  We look forward to seeing how you will use your gifts to change the world!

 
2018 Senior Awards
Valedictorian – Mitchell Twu
Salutatorian – Keerat Takhar
 
Alumni Parent Recognition
Brenna Briscoe – James Briscoe (’95)
Makalyn Hannold – William Hannold (’94)
Justin Meyer – Brett Meyer (’83)
 
K-12 Graduates
Gillian Greathouse
Miranda Norris
 
Fine Arts Awards - $50
Drama – Lydia Crist & Gillian Greathouse
Visual Arts – Miranda Norris & Emily Xu
Music – Lydia Crist
 
Scholar/Athlete Awards - $50
Keerat Takhar
Zachary Rodriguez
 
Scholastic Achievement Award by the California State Senate
Ben Payne
Emily Xu
 
CSF Life Members - $100
Brenna Briscoe
Lydia Crist
Miranda Norris
Ben Payne
Joey Perez
Zachary Rodriguez
Keerat Takhar
Mitchell Twu
Emily Xu
 
Senior Project
1st place – Gillian Greathouse - $150
2nd place – Lydia Crist - $100
3rd place – Makalyn Hannold - $75
Honorable Mention – Brenna Briscoe/Zachary Rodriguez - $50
 
Daniel/Esther Awards - $250
Nolan Gobel
Lydia Crist
 
Faculty/Staff Scholarship - $1,000
Lydia Crist
 
Donetta Runge Scholarship - $1,000
Lydia Crist
 
Rotary Memorial Scholastic Foundation Academic Award - $1,000
Keerat Tahkar
 
Yuba-Sutter Bar Association Donald E. Huckins Memorial Scholarship - $1,000
Mitchell Twu
 
 

2018 Kindergarten Graduation

June 05, 2018
By Faith Christian School

Family and friends gathered at the First United Methodist Church (and watched along on YouTube) on May 29, 2019 as we celebrated the graduation of our Faith Christian kindergarten class!    The evening was opened with prayer by FCS dad, Jordan Moulton, Associate Pastor of Adventure Church, followed by the pledges to the flags and Bible led by Gideon.

The students recited scripture together highlighting Christian character that they had memorized throughout the year and performed the songs, "God Bless America" and "All My Life."

A highlight of the evening was the slideshow of pictures of the year and also a description and illustration by each student of what they want to be when they grow up.  (See below)

Superintendent and Elementary Principal, Bill Hannold, awarded diplomas to each student as teacher, Sheree Morrison, shared a personalized scripture and Christian character trait she has seen them grow in this year.

The evening closed with a thank you from Mrs. Morrison and benediction and blessing by FCS dad, Michael Ciociola, Pastor of Worship and Fine Arts at Calvary Christian Center.  It was a wonderful celebration and a example of the blessing that it is to be a part of the Faith Christian School family.

2018 Kindergarten Slideshows:

Watch the whole graduation ceremony: click the video below!

 

Countdown to Summer Vacation!

May 24, 2018
By Faith Christian School

Summer break is almost here!  Let's finish this year strong!

We have provided an overview of the final week of school for 2018 on each campus. 

See below for the link to each Graduation ceremony YouTube Live Stream.

Secodary Last Week Overview:

Elementary Last Week Overview:

Links to Graduation Ceremony YouTube Live Streaming Events:

(This is also where they will be archived after the event to view again!)

Kindergarten Graduation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kN_1nDDfsLw

Senior Commencement: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4qgfPhja64

8th Grade Graduation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5vicNQnuYg

Congratulations to our 2018 graduates!

Have a wonderful summer!

 

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