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The Spiritual Theme isn't Just a Slogan...

October 17, 2017
By Cascade Christian Schools

We spend many months planning and developing for our spiritual theme for each year - because we know how important it is to us with our Christian distinctive: Spiritual Formation.

Each year, we develop a Spiritual Theme Chart, which shows the yearly, monthly and weekly plan. On the chart, you will see several things:

On the top of the chart, you’ll see (for example) that October’s theme is “Love Encourages.”

Down the left-hand side, you’ll also see our Monthly Maximum Impact Statement: “I encourage others because He first encouraged me.” (1 Thessalonians 5:11). This statement provides the overall emphasis for the month. Along with that statement, each month on week one of each month we ask ourselves, “Who does God say that I am”? In October, our response is, “I am an instrument of encouragement to others, reflecting the encouragement God generously gives me.”  (2 Cor. 1:3-4) It’s through this process that we desire each individual to speak God’s truth into their own personal life.

During week two, we explore how Jesus modeled love. In John 14:26-27, he gave words of encouragement to his disciples.

Then on week three, we will talk about our heart, and having an attitude of gratitude. God works in our hearts. What is in our hearts is what we meditate on. It gives us the opportunity to ask ourselves, “Am I meditating on what’s pleasing to God?”

Application happens when we move forward with a spirit of graciousness (week 4). In October, we look at the power of the words we speak, and focus on how to build others up, not tear them down. (Ephesians 4:29-32) Since we have received God’s grace through Christ, this is how we treat others.

Having a spiritual theme, and an amazing plan, still would not mean anything if we didn’t use it. Here are a few ways it’s applied throughout the district:
  • Chapel topics
  • Bible classes
  • JH/HS Advisory time
  • In the classroom
  • In staff meetings
  • In weekly devotions emailed right to you

The goal? Create a positive school culture – including students, staff, parents – and out into the community!