Come Christmas time, Calvary Christian School puts on a Christmas program containing many different choir pieces and a play. This is all performed by high school, junior high, and elementary students. The Christmas program puts forth a powerful message about the birth and life of Christ and can be an opportunity to reach any who are lost. Although the performers make the program look easy, it didn’t start that way. The students spend many hours practicing their songs and rehearsing.
Pastor Dean Hallberg and his wife, Suzi, have been ministering to the needs of Calvary Baptist Church for many years. But that is not all they have done together. He helped found the school and acted as its principle for many years before he became senior pastor. He was also the mayor of Hollister, the superintendent of Victory Christian Schools, and the pastor at a church in Folsom. Pastor Dean claims Jeremiah 33:3 as his life verse, “Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.” He has allowed this verse to shape the way he ministers to the needs of his flock.
Many schools seem to think that in order to turn out intelligent students, the classroom must be filled with the latest tech gadget or gizmo. Fortune states that in 2014, $1.87 billion was spent on technology for classrooms, and spending was expected to continue to climb in the next year. For all the money spent on tablets, iPads, computers, learning apps, etc., what are American students really getting?
Jesus tells us in the book of 1 Corinthians 10:31 that whether we eat or drink or whatsoever we do, do it all for the glory of God. This is the number one goal of Calvary Christian School (CCS): to teach students to glorify God in all that they say and do – especially our young elementary students.
Once a week at Calvary Christian School, the elementary grades one through six gather together in their art room on Thursdays to work on forming their creations. The elementary art teacher Alisse Winn explained, “They are working on patterns, different projects with butterflies, apple printings, leaf rubbings, Christmas projects, fall projects, Mother’s and Father’s Day gifts, ocean projects, and many other things.”
Calvary Christian School has an awesome way to get junior high and high school girls involved in studying God’s Word. Girl’s Bible Study is that way! The Bible study is a fun and informative way to help girls learn more about God.
The internet is a powerful tool, filled with more information than most of us know what to do with. As Christians, being wise in our use of the internet is paramount as it contains so much garbage: Sin can be just as easily attained as useful information. As both a parent and a teacher, knowing how to use such a powerful tool wisely can be scary.
Traditionally, education has focused on the three Rs of reading, ‘riting and ‘rithmatic. Granted the three Rs are a great place to begin, but there is so much more to education than just those three things. The teachers at Calvary Christian School strive to go beyond the three Rs in their roles as educators so … Continue reading Education That Goes Beyond the Three Rs
No matter what your walk in life, you will find that communicating through the written word is a must. Those who can master the art of written communication become invaluable in the workplace. Here at Calvary, we emphasize glorifying God in all that we do (I Cor. 10:31). This means becoming the best writers we can be. By following these eight steps, you can always have a well-written work that will glorify God in your workplace.
How necessary is Christian education? Does the Bible support, or even encourage, this ministry? Why do we even have a Christian school? It’s not like Christian schools have always been around, so why do Christians seem to think, suddenly, that they are necessary?