From our Director of Faith Formation

Jan 8, 2021

Posted on Jan. 8, 2021

Today, we might have mixed feelings, excitement that in-person school will begin Monday, and continued concern over COVID or things going on in American politics.  How does today's daily text give you…

How is Jesus inviting you to take care of yourself…

Posted on Jan. 5, 2021

Today, in light of the mental heath challenges we all have, let's focus on the daily text and image below.  How is Jesus inviting you to set limits and take care of yourself, to trust that your best…

Welcome Back!

Posted on Jan. 3, 2021

Although not in-person, we're thankful to God that we can welcome all staff and students back to school! Only God knew how appropriate our theme verse would be this year.  Let's pray together, asking…

2020

Thank you for participating in the Giving Tree!

Posted on Dec. 17, 2020

As we sign off for 2020, I want to thank all the CCS students and families for supporting our Giving Tree! With your help, we were able to donate $750 in gift cards, clothes, mitts, gloves and all kinds…

Advent Love

Posted on Dec. 16, 2020

Here's a little video about love for Advent.    Thanks again to our friends at the Prairie Centre for Christian Education for the recommendation. #PCCE        

Advent waiting

Posted on Dec. 15, 2020

Today's daily text and image is so good for this time of Covid and Advent waiting.    When you can, find a quiet space to think and pray or journal with this text, image, and thinking routine.  

The Shepherd

Posted on Dec. 14, 2020

As we move toward Christmas, I encourage you to get into the story by watching "The Shepherd" based on Luke 2.  If you like it, you'd probably also enjoy watching The Chosen series that we recommended…

Could we have chosen a better theme verse for the…

Posted on Dec. 11, 2020

If you can, please consider clicking here and making a donation to our Giving Tree.

A great word in a time when tensions are running high…

Posted on Dec. 10, 2020

May Jesus' character be born in us all this advent! 

Advent - Peace

Posted on Dec. 9, 2020

Check out this explanation of peace from the Bible Project.  Thanks to our friends from the Prairie Centre for Christian Education (PCCE)for this recommendation.       Also, if you need a little…

A little video to brighten the start of our day!

Posted on Dec. 8, 2020

I was inspired by this tweet!  What can you do to brighten someone's day?  

Choose a Bible reading challenge as you prepare for…

Posted on Dec. 7, 2020

Click here to choose a Bible reading plan from YouVersion!      Do this by yourself, with your family, or with friends! 

Daily Devo - 2020.12.4

Posted on Dec. 4, 2020

How does this text and image connect to the coming of Christmas?  Grab a journal and use the connect, extend, challenge thinking routine to go a little deeper.

This is our hope for our students

Posted on Dec. 3, 2020

Today's devo is the daily text and image we've been using in the secondary this year.  The text is is one good way to understand how we pray for our students.    To go a bit deeper, linger with this…

Daily Devo: What is Advent Hope?

Posted on Dec. 2, 2020

Who isn't hoping for a better future?  If you're following an advent calendar you'll know that this is the "week of hope." One of the things we'll do over Advent is curate some good content.  So, check…

Secondary Daily Devo - Advent - Dec 1, 2020

Posted on Dec. 1, 2020

During this round of at-home learning, we'll upload a daily devo and some service opportunities.      Watch today's video by yourself or with your family.  

Purpose - Advent kick-off 2020

Posted on Nov. 30, 2020

I know many of us are sad we're headed into another round of at-home learning at our secondary school.  I hope that this daily devotional and opportunities to serve will lift our spirits and give us…

Nov 24 Video Messafe

Posted on Nov. 24, 2020

“May I never allow disappointment to lead me into despair but always toward a more resilient and active hope.”  May It Be So: Forty Days with the Lord's Prayer - Justin McRoberts & Scott Erickson

Nov 17

Posted on Nov. 16, 2020

I often get asked to recommend certain resources for parents. The challenge I often have is that our school is so diverse with over 125 different Churches represented.  So as a school, we're leaning…

Remembrance Day

Posted on Nov. 9, 2020

With Remembrance Day tomorrow, I've paired a daily devotional text and image with a thinking routine our  secondary principals are encouraging teachers to use with students.  So, as you look at this…

Daily @Secondary

Posted on Oct. 26, 2020

This year, secondary students are experiencing a daily image and text posted around the school, taken from the book "May it be so: Forty days with the Lord's Prayer".  Today's text and image remind me…

Parenting Support

Posted on Oct. 13, 2020

I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving!Parents, if you are interested in some extra parent support, click here to check out the Parenting Pivot by axis.org.  Some CCS parents are finding that Axis is…

Jeremiah 29:11

Posted on Oct. 6, 2020

Last week I was encouraged to hear about a devotion Principal Thiesen shared with our Elementary staff.  Many of us are familiar with Jeremiah 29:11.  The reminder that God has good plans for us, plans…

Director of FF Reflections

Posted on Sep. 29, 2020

Like many people, Covid has me reflecting on big questions about who I am and what I do?  It also has me reconnecting with who we are and what we are doing as a Christian School. Click here for an e-version…